Liverpool reject approaches for midfielder Klopp views as perfect player - report
By Harvey Byrne
Liverpool have rejected a number of moves for young midfielder Kevin Stewart, according to a report.
The Echo claims that Premier League rivals West Brom and Swansea are interested in the 23-year-old alongside Championship trio Brighton, Newcastle and Aston Villa.
However, it is stated that the Merseyside giants have no intention of selling the midfielder during the winter window.
In fact, it is believed that manager Jurgen Klopp views him as the “perfect squad player,” which is very high praise.
It is claimed that Liverpool will now rebuff any further approaches before re-assessing the situation in the summer.
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It would take a big fee for the Reds to let go of the former Tottenham man with the report stating Liverpool now value him between £10million and £12million.
Stewart is also still contracted to the Reds until 2021 after making the move from Spurs in 2014.
He has featured in 18 appearances in total for the Merseyside giants with seven coming this season.
He will however be keen to see more first team football at the age of 23, but there is currently no need for a new midfielder in the Liverpool line-up.
Football Insider verdict:
It is unlikely that Stewart is going to create a name for himself at Liverpool having not already done so. However, if he has aspirations of remaining a squad player rather than going elsewhere and seeing more first team football then he should stay at the Reds, who are still keen to keep him. That could however all change in the coming months with Liverpool having further aspirations that would see them move out of the league of players of Stewart’s level. It is very likely that Klopp will add to his squad in the summer with the Champions League looking more realistic with each passing match. This will then see Stewart pushed down the pecking order and thus bringing his Reds career to an abrupt end.
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