It is fair to say that the 2018-19 season was a very successful one for the Reds. Liverpool amassed a record-breaking 97 points in the Premier League, but unfortunately, that wasn’t enough to lift the trophy itself- Manchester City beat them to it by a point. But the Reds got their silverware elsewhere- winning the biggest club competition on the planet, the Champions League.
Solid Recruitment the Key to Success for Liverpool
The base of this success was built with solid recruitment in the past few transfer windows. Signings such as Mohamed Salah for measly £35 million, Alisson Becker for £56million, and PFA Player of the Year Virgil van Dijk for £75million particularly stand out. Such signings have enabled the team to compete on multiple fronts.
Everything coming out of the club so far indicated that manager Jurgen Klopp is happy with his squad, and only expects a few additions in this summer transfer window.
The biggest room for improvement at Anfield is perhaps squad depth. A few star signings have been linked with the club.
Two Star names linked to Liverpool
Ajax star man and wonder kid Matthijs de Ligt is expected to leave the Dutch club this summer. PSG, Manchester United, and Barcelona are all interested in the 19-year-old.
However, Liverpool has also been mentioned in the list of possible destinations for the Dutchman. An all-Dutch center back pairing with Virgil van Dijk looks particularly enticing.
Along with de Ligt, it’s Atletico Madrid’s Antoine Griezmann who is the other star named linked with a move to Anfield. While the most likely destination for the French superstar is Barcelona, Liverpool has also been mentioned as an outside chance.
Singing Griezmann would cost the club in the region of £100million, and will require a formation change to fit him in.
If Liverpool would do the impossible and land the duo, this is how they would line-up in the next season:
(4-2-3-1): Alisson; Robertson; Van Dijk; de Ligt; Trent Alexander-Arnold; Henderson; Fabinho; Mane; Firmino; Salah; Griezmann.