How Liverpool could line up after mega Kylian Mbappe and Jadon Sancho transfers
Liverpool may have the Premier League title all but wrapped up, despite the troubles the coronavirus pandemic has brought on English football, but they’ll still be on the lookout for big talent this summer.
The Reds had lost just one game all season and were an astonishing 25 points clear of Manchester City when proceedings were halted.
They’re likely to be crowned champions, whether the season continues or not, in the coming weeks.
Jurgen Klopp currently has the luxury of picking stars Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane whenever it suits him.
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But two players – Kylian Mbappe and Jadon Sancho, could make Liverpool an even bigger force to be reckoned with.
Last year the Reds won the Champions League after overcoming Porto, Bayern Munich, Barcelona and Tottenham, while this year they faded in Europe’s elite competition.
Granted, the league had been a more important obstacle to navigate around, but the Champions League is still dear in the heart of Liverpool fans.
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They were undone in the second leg of their clash with Atletico Madrid, losing 4-2 on aggregate to Diego Simeone’s men.
But adding Mbappe and Sancho would give them the extra firepower needed to finish chances they failed to against Atletico.
At the back, you’d be hard pressed to find a better back four in all of Europe.
Virgil Van Dijk and Joe Gomez will still be flanked by Andy Robertson and Trent Alexander-Arnold.
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In midfield, the formidable Jordan Henderson can continue with Champions League big game scorer Georginio Wijnaldum.
In front of those two can lie Liverpool’s attackers.
Unfortunately, Firmino comes out while Salah takes his place in a No 10 position.
Either side of the Egyptian is follow African Mane and Borussia Dortmund star Sancho, who is rumoured to be valued at over £100million.
And finally, the pace and power of Mbappe takes the striker’s slot – though he’d likely cost Liverpool a world-record fee.
Both Sancho and Mbappe are young and explosive players, and would do more than a fine job for England’s most successful team in Europe.
Liverpool XI with Sancho and Mbappe: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Van Dijk, Gomez, Robertson, Henderson, Wijnaldum, Mane, Salah, Sancho, Mbappe
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