Liverpool entering 'concrete' talks with £50m target spells bad news for England U21 hero


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Liverpool beating Arsenal, Barcelona and Chelsea to the signing of Romeo Lavia this summer could spell the end of Curtis Jones' Anfield career. The 22-year-old midfielder has staked a claim for a starting berth next season with eye-catching exploits in recent months, but Jurgen Klopp could shut him out.

According to Sky Germany, Liverpool have held concrete talks with Lavia, though they haven't yet agreed personal terms over a contract at Anfield.

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Jones netted the winner as England beat Spain 1-0 on Saturday to lift their third U21 Euros title and first since 1984.

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Jones will return to Liverpool for pre-season with a starting berth firmly in his sights after flaunting his quality for club and country.