Kevin Stewart's performance shows he can save Liverpool millions

Liverpool midfielder was outstanding against Stoke City.

Kevin Stewart staked a claim for a run in the Liverpool side between now and the end of the season with an outstanding performance against Stoke City.

The 22-year-old was handed a starting spot at Anfield on Sunday, and proved manager Jurgen Klopp's faith was well placed, putting in a commanding display in the 4-1 victory.

Stewart impressed when handed chances in cup competitions earlier in the season, before his progress was halted by injury. After making his return in a recent under-21 clash, he was called back up to the first team as Jurgen Klopp sought to rotate his side in between Europa League clashes with Borussia Dortmund.

He made a big statement with an all action display, recovering the ball seven times for his team and winning three tackles, all while completing 88 per cent of his passes.

When he did get on the ball he made it count, with his attacking intent displayed in the graphic below posted by Liverpool's official twitter account.

Stewart was signed two summers ago after being released by Tottenham, and he appears keen on proving that his old side made a big mistake, and ensuring he makes the most of every opportunity he gets at Anfield.

His performance, if he can sustain it at this level, has the potential to save Liverpool's owners FSG millions in the transfer market this summer, ensuring Jurgen Klopp can direct his funds at other areas of the team which require improvement, namely the defence.

There was a lot to like about Stewart's display, and he deserve a chance to show he can replicate it.

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