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Liverpool Eyes Jordan Henderson Successor – Leeds United’s Tyler Adams Emerges as a Bargain Option


Liverpool can sign Jordan Henderson successor for just £20m as Lavia replaces Fabinho

Despite securing Romeo Lavia to potentially replace Fabinho as the starting No. 6, Liverpool might still need to reinforce their midfield further. The departure of the Brazilian marks the fifth first-team midfielder exit from Anfield this summer, while Jurgen Klopp has so far added only Dominik Szoboszlai and Alexis Mac Allister to his squad.

Rumors suggest that the Reds are eyeing Romeo Lavia for a potential £50 million signing, which would take their spending to approximately £160 million. However, this figure might restrict their budget, even though they earned around £50 million by selling captain Jordan Henderson and Fabinho to Saudi Arabian clubs.

In light of this, The Athletic reports that Leeds United’s midfielder Tyler Adams could be available for just £20 million. This bargain price is due to a relegation release clause inserted into his contract when he joined Elland Road twelve months ago.

Statistically, Tyler Adams possesses all the qualities that make him a standout player – especially under the guidance of Jurgen Klopp. His exceptional performance in pressures, defensive duels, and progressive passes make him an exciting prospect for any club.

Having honed his skills at Red Bull-affiliated teams, Adams embodies the high-intensity style of play that Liverpool values. He initially made his mark as a starter for MLS side New York Red Bulls before becoming a pressing expert at RB Leipzig, where he spent four productive years before his £20m plus add-ons transfer to Leeds.

Despite Leeds United’s relegation last season, Tyler Adams stood out as arguably their best player, and his season-ending injury in March dealt a significant blow to their chances of staying in the top-flight. Notably, Adams also holds the prestigious title of captain for the United States national team, leading them at the Qatar World Cup last winter, adding valuable experience to his profile.

In terms of age and skill set, Tyler Adams aligns perfectly with what Liverpool desires in a potential midfield addition, making him an ideal candidate to succeed the iconic Jordan Henderson.

Jon Fisher
Jon Fisher
Jon has over 20 years' experience in sports journalism having worked at the Press Association, Goal and Stats Perform, covering three World Cups, an Olympics and numerous other major sporting events.


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