Four Signings as Five Jurgen Klopp Favourites Axed in Liverpool’s New XI Under Arne Slot

Arne Slot will be eager to assert his influence on Liverpool this summer, even with the talented squad he’s inherited from Jurgen Klopp.

The Feyenoord boss has expressed his interest in taking over at Anfield and is likely already considering potential signings. Newsnow Liverpool examines how Slot’s Liverpool team could line up in the 2024/25 season.

Alisson Becker

It’s difficult to envision a new manager passing up the chance to collaborate with Alisson. The Brazilian star continues to be among the top players in his position, effortlessly playing out from the back.

However, a goalkeeper signing might be necessary, as Caoimhin Kelleher is garnering attention from across Europe.

Defence: Trent Alexander-Arnold, Virgil van Dijk, Willian Pacho, Rayan Ait-Nouri

This summer, Liverpool are prioritising signing a left-footed center-back due to Joel Matip’s impending departure as a free agent. Eintracht Frankfurt’s standout, Pacho, is strongly linked to the club and could complement Van Dijk effectively.

Additionally, considering Andrew Robertson’s age and importance to Klopp’s strategy, acquiring a left-back shouldn’t be dismissed. Ait-Nouri from Wolves aligns with Klopp’s preference for dynamic fullbacks who contribute in both defense and attack, making him a potential fit for Liverpool’s plans.

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Midfield: Alexis Mac Allister, Mats Wieffer; Dominik Szoboszlai

Despite Liverpool’s efforts to rebuild their midfield in the summer, they have yet to find a suitable partner for Mac Allister.

Therefore, there’s speculation that Slot may seek to bring Feyenoord’s Wieffer to Anfield, as he has been a reliable holding midfielder for his current team and has surprisingly gone unnoticed by top clubs.

Although signing the 24-year-old wouldn’t come cheap for the Reds, he could be the missing piece in their midfield puzzle, especially with Szoboszlai likely to play as a No. 10.

Curtis Jones and Wataru Endo could provide additional depth, while it’s rumored that Thiago Alcantara might be sold.

Forwards: Harvey Elliott, Viktor Gyokeres, Diogo Jota

Both Mohamed Salah and Luis Diaz are reportedly being courted by other clubs, potentially freeing up funds for Liverpool to secure a much-needed striker.

Klopp’s influence was pivotal in bringing Darwin Nunez to Liverpool, but recent performances might not fully convince the manager of his suitability as the team’s leading striker.

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Liverpool could be considering a traditional striker, with Sporting’s Gyokeres emerging as a top contender.

His acquisition could signal a significant shift in the team’s dynamics, a strategy Michael Edwards has embraced before. While costly, the Swedish international would be viewed as a strategic long-term investment.

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