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Video: Liverpool’s “high hopes” for wonderkid waiting in the wings could explain Wijnaldum transfer decision, says ex-Red

Former Liverpool midfielder Danny Murphy thinks the Reds may have decided to let Georginio Wijnaldum leave on a free transfer this summer because of youngster Curtis Jones.

The Merseyside giants bid an emotional farewell to Wijnaldum yesterday, and Murphy paid his tributes to a terrific servant to the club when he spoke about him on Stadium Astro.

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Murphy also claimed, as seen in the video clip below, that he thinks Liverpool may have sufficiently “high hopes” for exciting youngster Jones as a replacement for Wijnaldum in the middle of the park…

Liverpool fans will no doubt hope that another academy player can make it big in the first-team after the huge success of Trent Alexander-Arnold in recent times.

Replacing Wijnaldum won’t be easy, but Jones does look like a hugely promising player who’s already made his mark in Jurgen Klopp’s side a few times.

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