Liverpool have been one of the best-run clubs in European football for some seasons, and their squad for the next campaign is already shaping up for the team’s present and future.
The early summer signing of Fabio Carvalho has got fans excited about what sort of impact the 19-year-old midfielder will have at Anfield next season, with Harvey Elliott also set to the Liverpool squad for a campaign where the Reds will be looking to win the Premier League title.
Many of the club’s current best players are in the prime of their careers, so that begs the question, what could Liverpool’s next golden generation look like, and what will the squad look like in five seasons’ time.
GK – Alisson Becker, 34
Goalkeepers have long been players who have been able to compete at the highest level well into their late thirties, and Alisson Becker will likely be no exception, with the Brazilian one of the best shot-stoppers to ever play for Liverpool.
The keeper was the joint-winner of the Premier League Golden Glove Award this season, and five years from now, Alisson will likely remain Liverpool’s no. 1 keeper between the sticks given how athletic and physically fit the South American is.
RB – Neco Williams, 26
Put your pitchforks down and extinguish your torches, Trent Alexander-Arnold is in this XI, but given the England international’s overall qualities and Neco Williams’ potential as a top right-back, the Wales star takes the right-sided fullback spot in our Liverpool XI.
The defender is set to return to Liverpool next season after an impressive short-term loan spell with Fulham, and as a player with similar traits to Alexander-Arnold, Williams could make the right-back position his own in the future if his Liverpool teammate develops into what many fans and pundits want the 23-year-old to become.
CB – Ibrahima Konate, 28
Ibrahima Konate joined Liverpool this summer from RB Leipzig, and whilst the French defender hasn’t featured too heavily, the centre-back has been influential in the Reds’ success this season.
The towering Liverpool star was key to Jurgen Klopp’s FA Cup triumph, with Konate keeping a clean sheet in the final, and given the defender’s age, the centre-back is set to play a huge role for the Merseyside club in the upcoming years.
CB – Billy Koumetio, 24
Perhaps a surprising option to partner Konate in the defence, but given the hype surrounding Billy Koumetio and how highly rated the centre-back is, it’s hard to leave the centre-back out of this XI.
Whilst it is entirely likely that Virgil van Dijk will still be at the top of his game in his mid-thirties, a defender ten years his junior would be much more suited to the speed of the Premier League, and Koumetio could be the centre-back that replaces the Dutch titan for Liverpool in the long term.
LB – Andy Robertson, 33
Some players just feel like they’re going to last around for a while, and Andy Robertson is likely to slot right into this category in the coming years, with the Scottish defender one of the fittest figures in the Liverpool squad.
According to Transfermarkt, Robertson has missed just one Liverpool game due to injury, and with the defender seemingly getting better with each new season, the fullback will likely remain part of the Reds’ furniture well into the future.
CM – Harvey Elliott, 24
Harvey Elliott took to Premier League football like a duck to water at the start of last season, and had injury not ruled the England youth international out for most of the campaign, there’s no telling how far the talented midfielder could have gone.
With the youngster impressing so much this season, there’s a strong chance that Elliott will play a huge for Liverpool in the coming years, and the fans will be hopeful that the versatile English talent can stay injury-free in the next 12 months.
CDM – Trent Alexander-Arnold, 28
Alexander-Arnold has often been labelled as a world-class fullback with the qualities of a world-class central midfielder, and in our XI, that’s exactly what the England international becomes in this hypothetical team.
With Fabinho 33-years-old in 2027, there’s a real chance that Alexander-Arnold could develop into a top central midfielder for Liverpool, a move that could unlock the Reds’ academy product’s true potential and allow the aforementioned Williams to flourish at right-back.
CM – Fabio Carvalho, 24
Liverpool’s latest signing, Fabio Carvalho will join the Reds next season in a deal that has many supporters excited for the future, and although the teenager is a more attacking player, we predicted the England youth star to develop into a deeper figure at Anfield.
The youngster is at the time prime age to be moulded by Klopp and his coaching staff into a truly special player, and Carvalho could easily develop into a Jack Of All Trades midfielder in the coming years, which for many Liverpool supporters, should be an exciting prospect.
RW – Kaide Gordon, 22
The youngest player in this Liverpool XI by some distance, Kaide Gordon made his Anfield debut this season in the League Cup before going on to become one of the club’s youngest ever goalscorers after bagging in the FA Cup.
A talented winger who has the potential to become a superstar for Liverpool, Gordan is a suitable option to take the right-wing spot long after Mohamed Salah leaves Merseyside, with the England youth international likely to have a more active role under Klopp next season.
ST – Diogo Jota, 30
Diogo Jota has asserted himself as Liverpool’s most effective striker this season, and at just 25, the Portuguese international is more than capable of leading the line for multiple seasons for the Anfield club.
A menace in the air and capable of producing magic out of thin air, Jota has made an incredible impact at Liverpool in just two short season, and the attacker could cement his status with the red side of Merseyside in the coming years if he retains his role as the lead man upfront.
LW – Luis Diaz, 30
Luis Diaz was signed this January as a long-term replacement to Sadio Mane, a player five years the Colombian’s senior, so it’s not much of a surprise that the winger retains his spot in our Liverpool XI for the future.
Like Elliott, Diaz has taken to Premier League football in stunning fashion, and the attacker could be a superstar for Liverpool next season in his first full year with the English giants and for the foreseeable future.