Let’s take a look at the players who can possibly impact Liverpool’s 2019-20 team.
Can they win the Premier League this season after coming so close last season?
Current Liverpool team 2019-20
The Brazil international is coming off 3 straight tournaments where in each he has won the Golden Glove.
Liverpool had plenty of goalkeeping problems until last season. First there was Simon Mignolet who was a decent keeper but had his fair share of errors. However, after Mignolet failed to seize his opportunity, he was removed by Karius.
The German was tipped to do well but failed to impress. He made a few decent saves but was far too error prone to be a goalkeeper for any side let alone a big team.
Hence to solve the problem on a long term basis, the Reds brought in Alisson Becker. Becker joined the Reds on a long term basis for a world record fee for a goalkeeper. He became the second most expensive keeper in the world and boy has he lived up to it.
The goalkeeper made a series of impressive saves match after match and now is being considered one of the best players in the world.
He is Liverpool’s back up goalkeeper. He was a promising young player who went missing over the years. He played a decent role until his form drastically dropped. Now he is only good for a back up option.
However, in a recent interview, he admitted he does not mind the role as the team comes first and he is ready to sit back and watch as long as it takes if it helps his team win.
He is a young product brought in from the youth academy who can play well. He will do well in learning from Alisson and company every day in training and given Klopp’s attitude to play youngsters, he may well get a chance or two to start games for Liverpool.
He is the fourth choice and can also be expected to have a bright future in goal if he continues to develop at his current pace.
Virgil Van Dijk:
The world’s greatest centre back at the moment, Virgil Van Dijk is now being considered for the Ballon d’Or and deservedly so. He is a rock at the back who cannot be moved.
Ever since he moved to Liverpool a year and half back, he has not put a foot wrong. He has always been brilliant not only in defending his space but also commanding and leading the impulsive Liverpool defence.
His presence saw Liveprool make much fewer mistakes at the back as Virgil was always there to cover it up. It also resulted in Liverpool ending the season with most clean sheets.
Van Dijk can not only defend but is more than useful in building attacks. He is composed on the ball and can send long balls into correct spaces to help his teammates launch counter attacks and to add further danger, he has a towering header on him from set pieces.
The mature centre back is still error prone and a tad too overspoken. However, his team results speak for themselves as Lovren is one of the most successful defenders in the last season in world football.
It now remains to be seen if Klopp continues to persist with him as his third choice defender or if the player is sold.
He is one of Liverpool’s young guns from the academy who has done brilliantly well and can be expected to take over as the starting centre back very soon.
The attacking left back can charge and romp up and down for 90 minutes every match. He is currently the best left back in England.
He was bought by Liverpool to take over at defence. He has blown hot and cold but still remains a bright prospect when fully fit.
One match last season and the young academy player showed his worth. Let’s hope we can see more of him.
Liverpool fans will remember him in the legend books for creating that final goal in the epic comeback against Barcelona. We can expect him to continue to star and develop.
Sepp Van Der Berg:
How Liverpool’s only new signing so far this season performs, remains to be seen.
The defender is on the verge of an exit from Anfield.
The young player started the new season brightly but now has been injured.
The midfielder took his time to settle in at Anfield but is now one of the mainstays.
Another battery in Liverpool midfield, his energy is electric.
The true leader of the team, he sets an example that hard work can take you places.
The expensive signing has shown sparks of being a bright star but his best is yet to come.
Hendo, the captain will want to keep leading this brilliant young team to further glory.
A possible lost talent, he could be out of his way of the club.
Alex Oxlade Chamberlain:
He was out for an year with injury and will be raring to get back now.
Isaac Christie Davies:
The youngster will be hoping to get his break into the Liverpool team this season.
After a successful loan spell at Derby, he will be ready to star at Liverpool.
The number nine has done really well so far for the Reds and remains their star forward in terms of creating attacks.
The biggest star of Liverpool, Anfield will want the Salah effect to continue.
He is a key player for the Reds but his fatigue will be a factor for Liverpool.
Shaq had a good debut season but will now demand a bigger role.
The youngster has shown great signs at Liverpool’s pre season so far.
Liverpool’s star scorer from the bench will know, it is his time to take the game to the next level.