18 Dec 2016

Photo Proof: 'Outstanding' Liverpool U23 star trains with Clyne and Gomez. Surprise start at Everton?

Is Kevin Stewart in contention for a place in Liverpool's squad for Monday's trip to Everton?

It certainly appears that way. Stewart trained with the first-team squad on Friday evening, which suggests he may be in Jurgen Klopp's thoughts.

Plus, with Emre Can still missing from training (and likely to miss the game) there may be a place for Stewart, especially against Everton, which is always a tough, physical game. Klopp definitely rates Stewart, and in a recent interview, he described the midfielder as 'very important', and further enthused:

"I've said it a few times, but he is the best challenger in the squad. An outstanding challenger, and in one-on-one situations, he is really ugly to play against. He is a good footballer as well".

It would be a huge surprise to see Stewart start the game, but after making the bench for Middlesbrough, he's probably nailed to be included in Monday's matchday squad.

On a related note: Joe Gomez trained with the first team squad once again, but Joel Matip sat out the session, which suggests that he will miss Monday's game.


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