A look into the state of the Liverpool midfield

How the middle of the park fares coming into a crucial portion of the season.
Liverpool FC v Newcastle United - Premier League
Liverpool FC v Newcastle United - Premier League / Jan Kruger/GettyImages

It's no secret that Liverpool's midfield has been a massive reason for their return to form this season.

The additions of Dominik Szoboszlai, Alexis Mac Allister, Wataru Endo, and Ryan Gravenberch have provided a huge boost in the Reds' trophy aspirations this year, and with just over 50% of the league season remaining, it's safe to say that Jurgen Klopp will look to ride his engine room once again with the goal of ending his final season on a high.

Following a mini-injury crisis throughout the position during the holiday season, the Reds looked to finally be getting some midfield depth back, primarily due to the return of Wataru Endo from international duty.

The club were also supposedly boosted by the return of both Szoboszlai and Thiago Alcantara, but the fanfare of the return of both players has been put on hold, with both aggravating their respective injuries shortly after returning.

So where does this leave the Reds? Well, the club is still in a better position than they were throughout the holiday period, especially in terms of personnel available.

The form of Curtis Jones and Alexis Mac Allister has also been immaculate and with Endo back in action, Liverpool have the option to feature the only true defensive midfielder in their squad.

Thiago Alcantara
Thiago has suffered yet another injury setback almost immediately after making his return against Arsenal last Sunday. / Justin Setterfield/GettyImages

Obviously, it's not all smooth sailing, as the likes of Ryan Gravenberch and Harvey Elliott have struggled with finding form and a consistent starting XI spot as of late, but both players certainly present unique options for Jurgen Klopp off the bench.

Especially considering the fact that the Reds are still in the race for the four major trophies, you'd expect the two to get a chance to prove their worth more often than not.

With the Reds still firmly in the title race, in the final of the League Cup, and still in the hunt for both the Europa League and FA Cup, it goes without saying that a healthy and consistent midfield would be paramount if the Reds are to fulfill their goals this season.

Fingers crossed that the progress shown in that department throughout the first half of the season continues well into this final stretch of Klopp's farewell tour.