3 Liverpool players that must excel in the 2024-25 season

  • Darwin Nunez has been a lightning rod for hot-takes when it comes to Liverpool fans during his two years with the club. 
  • There are a few Liverpool players that need to have a consistent and strong campaign or they could be on the move sooner than later
  • Curtis Jones was playing very well before his injury, but now he has to start all over
Atalanta v Liverpool FC: Quarter-Final Second Leg - UEFA Europa League 2023/24
Atalanta v Liverpool FC: Quarter-Final Second Leg - UEFA Europa League 2023/24 / Stefano Guidi/GettyImages
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Ryan Gravenberch

The final name on this list might seem a bit harsh but allow me to explain. Gravenberch's first season at Liverpool was a mixed bag of results, but overall, it fell a little flat.

He made 38 apperances but only 21 of those were starts. It's hard to get acclimated to a new club, country, playing style and more in 15-20 minute cameos. However, as the Liverpool midfield hummed along, Alexis Mac Allister and Wataru Endo made themselves irreplaceable.

That left one spot for several players, including Gravenberch, to battle it out for. Typically that ended with Dominik Szoboszlai getting the nod.

However, as we look back, the young Dutchman began playing quite well for Liverpool to finish off the season. He showed glimpses of the high-end potential that resides in him.

He can thrive in a few different midfield spots in the Slot system as his attacking prowess makes him a good fit.

If Gravenberch becomes mired in bench-starting limbo once again, it could severely hamper his development. I'm not saying another season like we just saw would put him on the sell block, but his growth as a player must also be taken into account.

With that said, if he is given ample opportunities and he takes them, the Reds could have a huge weapon in their midfield that brings a rare dynamism.