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Liverpool could boast the strongest B team around next season – if reported transfers happen. The Reds are building something special.

There was a time, not too long ago, when Liverpool lacked real depth beyond their first XI. It didn’t seem to bother them too much, mind, as they still delivered the Champions League and Premier League.

But as we move through 2022, Liverpool appear to be building a very, very special squad. It already looks great and if reports are correct, there’s more talent incoming.

It means that the Reds won’t just boast a sensational, world-beating XI but a second-string that might be better than anyone else’s. So with that in mind, let’s have a look at Liverpool’s potential B team next season.

Liverpool’s 2022 B team

Caoimhin Kelleher

Jurgen Klopp believes Kelleher is the world’s best backup goalkeeper. Kaylor Navas might have something to say about that but there’s no denying that the Irishman is a special talent.

Liverpool have someone in Kelleher who can step into the biggest games and deliver – and he’s only 23.

Neco Williams

Now, this does depend on Williams remaining with the club next season. What he’s shown for Wales and Fulham – and in bursts for Liverpool – proves he’s a very capable right-back, though. Certainly good enough to be a backup right-back at the top level.

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Joe Gomez

It’s quite crazy but yes, one of Liverpool’s backup centre-backs is someone who started nearly every game in a title-winning season two years ago. Gomez is an elite player and one we know can deliver the biggest trophies.

Ibrahima Konate

It’s only a matter of time before Konate is a world-class, first-choice centre-back for Liverpool. The successor to Virgil van Dijk, with any luck. The Frenchman is only 22 but already a world-beater – the Reds have someone very special here.

Kostas Tsimikas

Tsimikas is one of the most reliable, well-rounded left-backs Liverpool have ever had. He’d start for virtually every other Premier League side outside of Manchester City and Chelsea. A truly brilliant backup to Andy Robertson and someone we’d trust against anyone.

Aurélien Tchouaméni

Onto the fun stuff. Liverpool don’t really have a proper backup holding midfielder to cover Fabinho but they’re reportedly looking for one. The Times report they’re looking at Tchouaméni for the role – and we think he’d be a sensational signing.

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Naby Keita

Keita hasn’t quite broken into the team as a first-XI regular but he’s a fantastic rotation option. The Guinean is yet to fulfil his true potential, though Klopp sees this as his best season yet. We’re expecting even more next season.

Curtis Jones

We’re perhaps higher on Jones than most but some of the under-the-radar data suggests he’s a truly special talent. There’s a reason Klopp turns to him, after all, and trusts him in some big moments. Next season, we think the Scouser will move up another level.

Harvey Elliott

Okay, so we’re cheating a little here as Elliott has primarily played in midfield this season. He’s capable of playing as a right-winger, though, and the teenager is certainly an option there. And, of course, his potential is enormous.

Roberto Firmino

Firmino might actually be third-choice as a centre-forward now – and that should be a sign of just how far Liverpool have come. The depth at the club is extraordinary as one of the most talented players in the entire squad sits in the B team.

Luis Diaz

We’re not quite ready to put Diaz in the ‘first XI’ but there’s an argument that he is. The Colombian has been remarkable since arriving at Liverpool and fits like a glove. We could easily be looking at a world-class forward in a year’s time.

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