Darren Bent thinks Chelsea’s Mason Mount would go straight into the starting line-up at Anfield if he joins Liverpool.
Mason Mount, 24, is currently linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge at the end of the season.
The attacking midfielder will soon be entering the final year of his contract in West London, so there’s speculation he could be sold this summer.
According to The Guardian this week, Chelsea are not confident Mount will sign a new deal with them and are not optimistic they’ll be able to keep him. The reports names Liverpool as the favourites to sign him, too.
The Evening Standard claims that Mauricio Pochettino will demand Chelsea reopen contract negotiations with Mount when he becomes the new manager. Is there enough time to keep him, though?
TalkSPORT pundit Bent has been discussing where Mount could potentially fit in at Liverpool.
He’s explained there would be a spot for him in the Reds starting XI in place of Curtis Jones, who scored twice against Leicester City in the Premier League on Monday night.
“They’d probably start Mason Mount over Curtis Jones. Just because Mount’s played in the Premier League, been successful in the Premier League, won some big trophies by the way, Champions League things like that. I think Mount would start ahead of him. But Jones is showing signs that he can be a mainstay in the middle of the park,” Bent told talkSPORT.
In our view, Mount would breeze into Liverpool’s XI next season.
We think Reds manager Jurgen Klopp would have a field day coaching the creative playmaker, who ticks so many boxes with his athleticism and technical qualities.
His form has taken a dip during the 2022/23 season, but you could say that about almost every Chelsea player at Stamford Bridge.
We hope that all parties can find a way to keep the England international in blue for the foreseeable future.