The transfer speculation is in overdrive and Liverpool are being linked with numerous faces but it appears Alexis Mac Allister could be the first arrival while Manu Kone and Khephren Thuram remain linked
Liverpool fans want to quickly forget their 2022./23 Premier League campaign and it looks like they are doing just that as reports suggest Alexis Mac Allister will become their first signing of the summer with Khephren Thuram, Manu Kone and Micky van de Ven linked.
In the build-up to the window, much of the discussion was focused on Borussia Dortmund star Jude Bellingham. The stars seemed aligned for the 19-year-old to follow Jurgen Klopp from Signal Iduna Park to Anfield but the Reds retreated from plans to sign the eventual Bundesliga Player of the Season in order to spread costs on multiple deals.
As a result, Liverpool are looking to bolster the squad with numerous additions to match the expected price-tag of the in-demand England international who is set to sign for Real Madrid. They will be looking to start the next season strongly.
Last term, cracks were quickly exposed as the Reds suffered from the high expectations they had set in the past. This summer is arguably one of the most important in Klopp’s tenure.
Mac Allister quietly came onto the scene with Brighton and Argentina but after Lionel Scaloni lead his nation to end South America’s wait to be crowned champions of the world. The Seagulls enjoyed a historic season at the AMEX Stadium as they secured European football for the first time.
The 24-year-old, alongside Kaoru Mitoma and Lewis Dunk, became one of the key figures and a driving force behind their surge up the table to usurp Tottenham Hotspur into the Europa League places.
Mason Mount was among the targets at Anfield as he entered contractual loggerheads with Chelsea sparking the Reds into life to monitor his situation. Manchester United have emerged as reported frontrunners.
Meanwhile, speculation surrounding Ryan Gravenberch has seemingly cooled while French and German reports have suggested that Thuram, Kone and Van de Ven are on the list of summer arrivals.
With speculation swirling, here is the dream Liverpool line-up – with Kone and Van de Ven taking up spots on the bench.
Liverpool’s dream line-up (4-3-3): Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Konate, Van Dijk, Robertson; Fabinho, Thuram, Mac Allister; Salah, Gakpo, Diaz.