Liverpool’s starting XI for next season appears to be simply spectacular, with the Reds apparently pursuing two £100 million transfers in 2023. Beware, Premier League
There is no doubt that Liverpool needs to rebuild. The team hasn’t clicked yet this season, and the midfield in especially needs development.
That is work we absolutely anticipate seeing in 2023. Liverpool has been connected with a slew of players, yet just a few would make their starting XI.
So, assuming all goes as planned, here’s what we think the XI could look like next season.
Next season’s Liverpool starting lineup
Alisson Becker will undoubtedly be the starting goalkeeper, with Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andy Robertson remaining at full-back. Of course, Virgil van Dijk remains unmovable.
However, Ibrahima Konaté should be Van Dijk’s first-choice partner for Liverpool next season. Many would say that he is already, especially after a fantastic World Cup.
This is when things start to get interesting. Liverpool will make midfield moves next year, and reports suggest that they are targeting two key signings.
Jude Bellingham is the first. The Mirror is the latest to report that Liverpool is interested in him. They think the Reds are leading the race, which should result in a final fee of more over £100 million.
Enzo Fernández is another. According to numerous rumors in Portugal and Argentina, Liverpool is interested in the midfielder, who would currently cost over £100 million with his release clause. O Jogo are one such example.
The Argentine was spectacular in winning the World Cup, especially in the final. Having him as a deeper midfielder in a three-man attack could be great, especially if Bellingham joins to play alongside him.
What about the third midfielder? When fit, we’d anticipate Thiago to be there. The Spaniard’s ball skills would complement the other two well.
Naturally, attack Mohamed Salah on the right. Luis Daz should return to reclaim his place on the left as well. The only issue is with the center-forward.
Liverpool has yet to make this trio work with Darwin Nunez. The three’s movement isn’t quite connecting, despite the fact that injuries haven’t helped them adapt.
We believe they’ll all have it down by next season. What a strong, energetic front-three it would be.