Danny Murphy urges Liverpool FC to sign ‘phenomenal’ 23 year old star to replace Jordan Henderson
Former Liverpool FC midfielder Danny Murphy believes the club should look to sign Declan Rice to replace Jordan Henderson in Jurgen Klopp’s lineup.
The west ham midfielder Rice has been linked with Chelsea FC and Manchester United on a regular basis in recent months.
Despite the 31-year-old still being an important player for the Merseyside outfit, Henderson has struggled with injuries and has been replaced by Naby Keita in the liverpool squad for the 2021-22 Premier League season.
In 2015, the former Sunderland midfielder filled the position left by Liverpool great Steven Gerrard, winning the Premier League, Champions League, Uefa Super Cup, and Fifa Club World Cup with the Reds.
“Declan Rice for me, 100 per cent,” Murphy told Anfield Watch when asked about potential signings at Anfield, as quoted by Metro.
“I think if you’re looking for a Jordan Henderson replacement, then you need somebody who could be there for the next ten years.
“Rice is a super athlete; he can get box-to-box like Henderson and he leads others around him.
“He doesn’t have to play the holding role, but he could if Fabinho got injured, and I think he could become a great number eight in a better side.
“He’ll be able to get forward more and score goals which he has shown at times.
“I know he’ll be really expensive, and Liverpool won’t pay that sort of money, but if you’re asking me from a fan’s mindset and a pundit mindset, then if Liverpool were to only sign Declan Rice it would be a phenomenal signing.
“But as I say I think it would be unlikely.”
Rice has scored one goal and has made four assists in 33 games for the hammers in the Premier League this season.