It appears Liverpool may undergo a major squad revamp as soon as this summer. Reports consistently point in that direction.
Liverpool have an incredible squad right now (we’ll ignore the injuries for now) but it may undergo a revamp this year. And you can’t blame the Reds.
Nearly every key player approaches 30, which is a real worry. Wait to replace them and you risk having to do it all at once.
Not only is that prohibitively expensive anyway, but the players likely won’t command enough in sales to help out.
Liverpool, then, need to think about kick-starting their next generation.
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In truth, some of them are already here. Trent Alexander-Arnold will be a fixture for years to come, while Andy Robertson and Joe Gomez aren’t much older.
Curtis Jones has at least a squad place over the next few years, too, while Diogo Jota only just turned 24.
But there are plenty of stars who are starting to wind down. Pretty much everyone we didn’t mention, really.
And it sounds as though Liverpool plan on doing something about it in 2021.
The Liverpool Echo just claimed that Liverpool liked Ben White for the summer. The 23-year-old has fantastic potential and Premier League experience.
Sticking in that age bracket, Fabrizio Romano links Liverpool with Renato Sanches, also 23. Speaking on his ‘Here We Go’ podcast, he claims the Reds are ‘planning for the future’ and looking at a summer move.
Then, as we recently wrote, Liverpool are reportedly looking at young defenders for summer, too.
There appear to be plans for the forwards, on top of it all. AS claim Liverpool ‘have the funds’ to sign Kylian Mbappe. He kick-starts a new era all on his own.
But he’s not the only superstar forward on the list. The Independent claimed at the start of the season that Liverpool were on the hunt for Jadon Sancho.
Then there’s the other hot prospect – Erling Haaland. Eurosport have linked Liverpool with him.
This is a lot of rumour, of course, but we do like the sources on them.
All of the players have two things in common, too – they’re playing first-team football and are under 24. They’re signings for the future who can play right away, to put it a different way.
This would all be a lot of money and a lot of upheaval. Liverpool would have to sell players just to make room, let alone foot the bill.
And that could see a very different squad head into next season.