Liverpool will be entering the season as defending champions for the first time in 30 years. The Reds have been nearly faultless in the league for two years now and they’ll be looking to continue their spell of domination. We aren’t expecting any major overhauls of the playing staff but one transfer in particular could help the Reds maintain their unstoppable form. A Liverpool trio of Thiago, Naby Keita and Fabinho would be impossible to deal with.
Liverpool and Thiago
The Reds don’t need to make any dramatic changes to the playing staff, the current squad has served us well and they are young enough to stick around for a couple more years yet.
However, Liverpool signing Thiago is a rumour that just won’t go away.
Fabinho and Keita
Jürgen Klopp has steadily been assembling one of the most functional midfields of recent times.
The boss has set about creating a midfield unit which restricts the opposition more than it aids its own side’s attacks – the creative duties are handed off to the full backs for the most part.
Fabinho was brought in for £43.7m to anchor the midfield and provide a screen for the defence. Naby Keita was signed for £48m to provide that flair in the final third, he’s finally showing us that exuberance following a tricky, injury ridden start to his Anfield career.
Liverpool adding Thiago to a midfield of Fabinho and Keita would create an unstoppable trio.
Alcantara’s ability to progress the ball up the field is unparalleled, he finds passes that just aren’t there.
Whilst the Spaniard doesn’t bag as many assists as the likes of Kevin De Bruyne, he does launch attacks with his effective passing from deep.
Bayern’s winning goal in the Champions League final came as a result of Thiago finding Joshua Kimmich with a pin point pass through the lines.
Next year we could see Fabinho winning the ball back and handing it off to Thiago for the Spaniard to fire it into Naby Keita just behind the forwards.
Thiago could be that missing link in the middle, that man to bridge the holding midfield and the attacking midfield, to stop play from stagnating in the centre. He could shoulder some of Trent Alexander-Arnold’s burden too – we can’t always rely on the Scouser in our team.