If Liverpool overcome Newcastle and Chelsea to buy Ousmane Dembele for £45 million, here is their starting lineup.
If Michael Edwards is hired in January, Liverpool might be brought to the next level.
Liverpool transfer chief Michael Edwards is reportedly planning a January drive to capture Barcelona winger Ousmane Dembele. Edwards’ primary goal, with his contract set to expire in 2022, would be to secure a pre-contract agreement ahead of a free summer move for the £45 million-rated star, albeit he may face competition from Newcastle United and Chelsea. The Reds, on the other hand, could be the perfect fit for the Frenchman, and Express Sport looks at how they might line up if they succeed: Even if Edwards has his hands full in January, it will not be due to a lack of a replacement for Liverpool’s Brazilian goalkeeper.
After arriving six months after Virgil van Dijk, the pair immediately bolstered Jurgen Klopp’s defense, leading to Champions League glory.
Following that, the team won a historic Premier League title, adding to a growing list of notable moments at the club, which included a stunning last-minute victory against West Bromwich Albion.
Oh, and he’s a decent goalkeeper as well!
It’s challenging to be a defender on the outside of Klopp’s starting XI, with three of the four slots effectively deciding themselves.
Trent Alexander-Arnold or Andrew Robertson, who continue to terrorize opponent defenses from full-back, would need a freakish talent to topple them.
Virgil van Dijk, the 2019 PFA Players’ Player of the Year and the player who has made all the difference since returning from injury this season, is in the same boat.
That second center-back slot is still up for grabs, and with Ibrahima Konate still so young, he might very well seize it by the time Dembele makes his Liverpool debut.
Klopp has a plethora of central-area choices to select from, with a fair mix of youth and experience to boot.
Jordan Henderson has a calming presence in the dressing room and on the field, while Fabinho is a natural at screening the back four and spraying long and short passes from midfield.
There are a slew of other players who may persuade Klopp into starting, but it could come down to a battle of the teenagers between Curtis Jones and.