There are incredibly high expectations of Liverpool this season after a summer of big spending, in which Jurgen Klopp has addressed some of his team’s most glaring weaknesses.
The squad will be filled with confidence coming off the back of a run to the Champions League final and will be ready to push champions Manchester City and try to bring a first Premier League title to Anfield.
The road to the title starts on Sunday against West Ham, who will pose a threat if the signings they have picked up play to expectations. Felipe Anderson from Lazio was on the radar of some huge clubs and it was a real coup by West Ham to acquire his services.
With all that said, let’s take a look at how Liverpool could line up for the first game of the season:
The £67 million man will be the number one this season and he’ll be handed his full debut on Sunday
RB: Nathaniel Clyne
There is likely to be rotation between Clyne and Trent Alexander-Arnold this season and it may be too early for the 19-year-old to come back and play 90 minutes following the World Cup.
CB: Virgil Van Dijk
Will be one of the first names on the team sheet all season and rightly so.
With Dejan Lovren only recently returning to training and both Joel Matip and Ragnar Klavan carrying knocks, the young Englishman is handed the start here, provided he is fully fit.
LB: Andy Robertson
The Scottish left-back will be looking to continue the form of last season which made him a big fan favourite.
CM: Naby Keita
If his preseason performances are anything to go by, there won’t be many Liverpool lineups this season without Keita in it. Supporters should be excited about getting to see him.
CM: Gini Wijnaldum
Gini Wijnaldum looked very sharp against Torino and should get the nod.
RW: Mohamed Salah
Klopp has to select the reigning PFA Player of the Year and Premier League top scorer! Liverpool fans will be hoping he carries on where he left off.
LW: Sadio Mane
A supposed ‘off season’ last year saw Mane have his most productive campaign in a Liverpool shirt and he’ll be looking to add to that this year.
ST: Roberto Firmino
A key part of the deadliest front three in the Premier League and it seems now people are fully realising what he is capable of.