Although us Liverpool fans have been forced to live in the past for a while, we paid our dues and stepped out of the limelight, we persisted. Jürgen Klopp finally has us looking to the future again.
Here we take a look at Liverpool’s potential starting XI in five years.
Goalkeeper – Alisson Becker
He isn’t going anywhere. With goalies comfortable playing into their late 30s and only peaking once they exit their 20s, we can safely assume Alisson will be saving our skin at 31.
Right back – Trent Alexander-Arnold
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Trent will be only 25. That is downright ridiculous. The Scouser will be full of experience and beginning to enter his prime. Who knows how good he will be then?
Centre back – Virgil van Dijk (c)
Big Virg is a tremendous athlete, at 33 he will still be at the top of his game and entering the form of his life. Though, Ki-Jana Hoever will likely be getting blooded into the side.
Centre back – Joe Gomez
JoGo! JoMez! After leaving all his injury woes behind him, Joe Gomez will be at the peak of his powers and will be being touted as the best in the world.
Left back – Andy Robertson
Robbo will be just 30 years of age, the tireless fullback will play at the top level into his mid 30s.
Centre mid – Curtis Jones
Highly rated academy product Curtis Jones will have finally broken through into the side. Aged 23 he will be cementing his place.
Centre mid – James Milner. Just kidding – Sandro Tonali
In this scenario we have seen Brescia relegated in 2020 and the Italian wonderkid signed up by the Reds. Aged 24 he will be pinging passes like the Alonso of old.
Attacking mid – Kai Havertz
The German international has taken to the Bundesliga like a duckling to water. After a summer 2020 move to Liverpool, he will by this point be immovable from the PFA team of the year.
Right wing – Harvey Elliott
The teenage sensation from Fulham will have celebrated being old enough to drink in the USA. At 21 he will be emulating Raheem Sterling’s current form.
Left wing – Jadon Sancho
After a club record move following the Nike kit deal – Jadon Sancho goes on to become a Liverpool legend.
Striker – Rhian Brewster
After being held back for a couple of seasons in order to fully learn every aspect of Roberto Firmino’s game, Anfield has unleashed the complete forward.