With James Milner contract running down the Reds may need a new midfielder for next season and according to Football Insider, the man to take his place is Lewis Cook.

The England international who made his come back from an ACL injury last week in a 3-1 victory over Everton was previously linked to Liverpool but injury put pave to any move that could have happened this summer.

The road between south coast and Anfield would be a well travelled one after Harry Wilson moved to Bournemouth this summer on loan with previous moves by Nathaniel Clyne, Dominic Solanke, Jordan Ibe and Brad Smith all having moved previously.

He was an ever present in the Bournemouth midfield last season and still has three seasons left on his contract, so if Liverpool do make a move they should be prepared to pay out more than £50m.

Author’s opinion

Even though he has been linked previously this is not a move that I see happening for a variety of reasons, even if James Milner does not sign a new contract you would still expect Naby Keita to step up to the plate along with Oxlade Chamberlain and maybe even Harry Wilson when he returns.

Bournemouth have also previously turned down so massive offers for Nathan Ake and they would value Cook at at least on par to Ake so unless a deal could involve player plus cash I would rule this move out.