Former Liverpool midfielder Danny Murphy has heaped praise on Jarell Quansah for his performance at Wolves.
The 20-year-old was handed his first start for the club at the weekend, having made his Reds debut as a substitute against Newcastle United earlier in the season. A concern over Ibrahima Konate’s fitness and Virgil van Dijk’s suspension, combined with the absence of Trent Alexander-Arnold, presented Quansah with the perfect opportunity to step up.
Jurgen Klopp was forced to field a makeshift backline at Wolves, with Quansah partnering Joel Matip and Joe Gomez covering at right-back. This led to some early teething problems as Wolves took the lead at Molineux and should have been further ahead at the interval.
However, a change of system at half-time led Liverpool to quickly get back on track, eventually sealing a dramatic 3-1 win with two late goals. Former Reds midfielder Murphy was impressed with how Quansah performed and claimed that the academy prospect can help ease worries about the club’s options in defence.
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“Quansah, he’s been at Liverpool since he was a kid. Young lad, tall, he’s graceful. Did really well, I thought he did well,” Murphy told the FIVE YouTube channel.
“The only area of concern with Liverpool has been at the back because a lot of people say, ‘without Konate, who’s going to cover Trent when he goes missing? Matip, although he’s been great, maybe he’s lost his legs’. And this young lad’s emerging and seems to be answering a few of those questions. I think with Liverpool, there’s more to come.”
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