Arsenal legend Ian Wright believes James Ward-Prowse could easily slot in at Anfield if James Milner wasn't a part of the Liverpool setup. Wright was impressed by the Englishman after his exceptional free-kick goal in Southampton's weekend Premier League clash against Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Speaking on Wrighty's House Podcast, Wright said:
“I love him. I think that a Premier League winners’ medal wouldn’t go amiss round his neck. He’s somebody who has the energy to carry that, easily. He’s someone that in a title run can come to the fore.''
“You can almost see James Ward-Prowse, if Milner wasn’t in and around Liverpool, he could easily slot in at Liverpool and in that kind of vibe.”
James Ward-Prowse is a Southampton academy graduate who received his first senior team call-up in 2011 after spending eight years in the junior team. He has 288 Premier League appearances to his name and has bagged 36 goals.
The 27-year-old central midfielder has been a consistent performer for the Saints and has been the subject of quite a few transfer rumors. Certain clubs have been asked by football pundits to sign Ward-Prowse, with the Merseysiders being linked the most with the England international.
Recently, BBC pundit Garth Crooks also called upon Jurgen Klopp to sign Ward-Prowse and believes the player would 'fit like a glove' into the scheme of things at Anfield. Crooks lauded James for his free-kick against Wolves and added:
“The free-kick scored by Southampton’s James Ward-Prowse against Wolves was outstanding, though. How long are Liverpool going to wait to buy Ward-Prowse?''
“They allowed Georginio Wijnaldum to leave on a free transfer and are struggling in that midfield department. Ward-Prowse would fit like a glove.”
Liverpool push for Nantes forward Randal Kolo Muani
Jurgen Klopp is keen to sign Randal Kolo Muani with reports emerging that he is pushing for a move in the summer transfer window. Kolo Muani will be available as a free agent after his current contract with Nantes expires this summer.
Meanwhile, the Ligue 1 club are desperately looking to offload the 23-year-old in the winter transfer window with Liverpool being pushed to make a move for him.
Randal contributed immensely to the club's performance last Ligue 1 season with 17 goal contributions in 37 Ligue 1 games. In the ongoing season, the Frenchman has scored seven goals in 20 Ligue 1 appearances.