With the transfer window now shut until January, Jurgen Klopp secured the signing of four new players to his side, but despite these four signings, parts of the Liverpool fanbase are unhappy and frustrated at the decision not to bring in further fresh faces to the squad.
Liverpool tried as much as possible to increase the number of their signing this summer with the pursuit of Aurelien Tchouameni but the Frenchman, unfortunately, chose one of the Red’s European rivals Real Madrid.
With injuries ravaging the Merseysiders and key players currently out of form at this early stage of the season, Liverpool already has a mountain to climb in the Premier League.
However, this starting eleven we’ve pulled in partnership with NFL standings is more capable of competing at any front against any side.
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Goalkeeper: Alisson Becker
At the moment, Liverpool will not consider jeopardizing who starts between the sticks except for the club’s number one, Alisson Becker. The Brazilian has been a mainstay in goalposts even when his side was at their best and still remains one of the most important players in the side.
Not much is needed to be said in this position because Becker has won all there is to win in club football and he is only going to improve more on his performance, despite a shaky start to the new season.
Centre back: Ibrahima Konate
The Frenchman has been missed this season and his return can’t come soon enough – the Liverpool defence looks exposed without him. Even the great Virgil van Dijk could benefit from Konate’s return and that may be the biggest compliment that could be paid to him.
Centre back: Virgil van Dijk
Despite being the best around, you just know things aren’t right when even Virgil van Dijk comes in for criticism. The Dutchman showed a horrendous performance in the loss at Old Trafford. He would benefit from more protection from midfield and a settled partner
Left-back: Andy Robertson
Another who is lacking in form and even lost his place in the draw against Everton on Saturday, but Robertson is still in Liverpool’s best XI. The left-back is one of the best when he is at his marauding best down the left side.
One of the most important players to this Liverpool side is the Brazilian in the middle of the pitch as he is often the glue between the whole team. Fabinho offers the last line of defence before the defence could get exposed.
Midfield: Harvey Elliott
An outside shot for England’s World Cup squad? The 19-year-old has probably been Liverpool’s best player so far this season from the midfield position. Imagine how good he’d be if the Reds were at their fluid attacking best. Elliott is the future of this Liverpool side.
Midfield: Thiago Alcantara
No midfielder in Liverpool’s ranks can do what Thiago can and that is why he is so important. His injury against Fulham has derailed the Reds somewhat, but his imminent return offers a huge boost for Klopp.
Attack: Luis Diaz
The Colombian is the one man who simply cannot be left out of this Liverpool attack at the moment. Since his arrival from Porto in January, Diaz has been electric and looks up to the impossible task of replacing Sadio Mane.
Attack: Diogo Jota
Has Darwin Nunez done enough to warrant a starting role in the Liverpool side since his arrival from Benfica? No. We’ve seen glimpses of the talent, but his three-match ban didn’t help matters. Jota, on the other hand, has been nothing short of superb since moving from Wolves and will be huge after his return from injury.
Attack: Mohamed Salah
Liverpool’s best player. The Egyptian is yet to be firing on all cylinders as a slight tweak to his position looks to have been made with him staying out wide more often. Salah at his best when in and around the box, where chances will fall his way.