Liverpool’s season has received another boost after Jurgen Klopp signed a new deal to extend his stay at the club and his dream eleven could be close at hand following talks with FSG
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Klopp had previously hinted at a possible exit Liverpool at the end of his current contract, which was due to expire in 2024. But in a change of heart in which his wife Ulla plays a key role, he has pledged his future back to Liverpool.
Liverpool’s squad may be the best ever but Klopp’s signing of a new deal gives him the chance to sign young players to strengthen his squad and continue to develop it for the future. With the likes of Jude Bellingham and Aurelian Tchouameni very much on the radar, mirror football Take a look at what Klopp’s Liverpool team could look like in the near future.
There isn’t much that can be improved about Klopp’s current squad and the back line is set to remain relatively unchanged for years to come. Goalkeeper Alisson is just 29 and has plenty of years ahead of him, as do Liverpool full-back pair Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andy Robertson.
Ibrahima Konate has already been signed for the future and the 22-year-old already looks capable at the highest level, but Klopp may be considering another signing towards the end of his contract. They’re in their prime right now, but Virgil van Dijk and Joel Matip are both 30 and will slow down somewhat by 2026.
It’s Liverpool’s midfielder who is expected to get the most attention, even as Thiago is in the form of his life and skipper Jordan Henderson is once again proving his worth in the side Champions League against Villarreal. Fabinho is the untouchable enforcer in the middle of the park, but Thiago and Henderson are both the wrong side of 30.
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Liverpool remain linked with both Bellingham and Tchouameni and the pair could later lift Klopp’s midfield down the line. They are also yet to replace Georginio Wijnaldum, who left for Paris Saint Germain in the summer.
Instead, Klopp has handed Naby more managerial roles to Keita, Curtis Jones and Harvey Elliott, but it’s likely one of their targets will be pursued in midfield, if not both. And they are already expecting a summer signing as Fabio Carvalho is expected to sign Fulham at the end of the season.
The 19-year-old can either play on the outside or in midfield as Klopp looks to once again maximize his opportunities. However, Carvalho is believed to have been targeted as a replacement for Mohamed Salah, who may or may not still be leaving.
As part of Klopp’s new deal, however, you’d expect FSG to have something up their sleeves to re-sign both Sadio Mane and Salah, who still have plenty to give on Liverpool’s front line. As did the signing of Luis Diaz in January, who has been an exception since arriving from Porto.
Diaz is the latest signing in an eventual front-three replacement as the legendary trio of Roberto Firmino, Mane and Salah slowly fades out for Diaz, Diogo Jota and possibly Carvalho as they all age. At the moment, however, Klopp is blessed with a range of attacking talent and it’s no coincidence that their rotation means they’re still in every competition.
Klopp’s potential dream eleven: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Konate, Van Dijk, Robertson, Fabinho, Bellingham, Tchouameni, Diaz, Mane Salah.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/jurgen-klopp-dream-liverpool-contract-26827604 Jürgen Klopp's dream eleven with Liverpool contract talks including FSG transfer plan