After the curtain was drawn on a disappointing campaign for Liverpool, questions have been raised over what summer activities could ensue.
Reds fans were hoping they would bring in some new faces to help their struggles and it looks like their prayers have been answered.
Jurgen Klopp’s side are closing in on signing Brighton midfielder Alexis Mac Allister, after the Argentine was pictured completing his medical.
And, with close ties to French midfield duo Khepren Thuram and Manu Kone, more activity can be expected.
So here Mail Sport have taken a look at the potential line-up the Reds could field next season.
Liverpool could field a very different squad when they line up for next season’s opener
Jurgen Klopp’s side look to stay active throughout the summer transfer window
Were there any doubts about Brazil’s place in this team? The 30-year-old won 14 clean sheets in the Premier League last year, in another impressive campaign.
He even managed to register an assist during the season, having picked out Mohamed Salah in their clash with City – who ended up scoring the winner.
There are no signs that the Reds are in the hunt for a new number one and with Caoimhin Kelleher unlikely to challenge, Alisson’s place is secure.
Although it’s been a season of ups and downs for the England international, there’s no denying his place in Liverpool’s line-up next season.
The 24-year-old came under scrutiny for his defensive performances for Liverpool throughout the season, but found his form towards the end of the year.
He capped off his campaign with a sensational free-kick that tucked into the top corner in their 3-0 away trip to Leicester last month.
Virgil van Dijk
As with Alexander-Arnold, the 2022-23 campaign will not be viewed with emotion by Virgil van Dijk.
Prior to the start of the campaign, the Dutch international had looked unbeatable at the back and a key catalyst for his club’s success.
However, a disappointing campaign saw the 31-year-old admit he had fallen short of expectations and deserved the criticism he received.
Despite all his struggles last year, there can be no move for the former Southampton and Celtic centre-back.
The Frenchman did well to earn a place in the Liverpool first team last season after replacing regular departing Joel Matip.
Having picked up seven clean sheets in his 18 Premier League appearances, the 24-year-old has proven himself to be a huge talent in defence.
At such a young age, it’s likely the defender will only improve from now on and be key to Jurgen Klopp.
While Liverpool may have struggled in their domestic campaigns, Andrew Robertson can look back on his season with pride.
The Scotland international has managed to provide eight assists for his side – two less than last season – in 34 appearances for the top flight.
Again, left-back is not a position that Jurgen Klopp is looking to strengthen and so Robertson is unlikely to lose his spot.
Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andrew Robertson have a terrific full-back partnership
This is where things get interesting. There have been rumors of a midfield overhaul at Anfield and it could all start with French star Khephren Thuram.
According The Teamthe club have entered into negotiations with Nice in Ligue 1 over a potential deal for Thuram, with the funds having been freed up by spending.
Expectations are high for the 22-year-old, brother of Borussia Mönchengladbach winger Marcus and son of legendary defender Lillian.
While many would expect to see familiar faces like Jordan Henderson or Fabinho, it’s likely another new face will sit alongside Thuram.
The player most likely to fill the role is Mönchengladbach central midfielder Manu Kone, who has been in talks with the Reds over a potential transfer.
The 22-year-old joined Mönchengladbach in January 2021 and has since made 60 appearances for the club, scoring four goals.
The German side are said to want somewhere in the region of £35-40m for the France Under-21 international – something Liverpool could afford.
Liverpool’s first signing of the summer. Although nothing has yet been confirmed, the 2022 World Cup winner will seal a move to Anfield after the club agree a deal with Brighton.
The Argentine star has long been on Liverpool’s radar and the Reds moved quickly to secure the signing, amid interest from a number of rivals.
With 10 Premier League goals and two assists for the Seagulls last season, there are high hopes for Mac Allister ahead of his Liverpool career.
Manu Kone (left) and Khepren Thuram (right) top Liverpool’s list of summer transfer targets
Alexis Mac Allister was pictured ahead of his medical at Liverpool’s AXA training ground
Again, there was little debate for this one. Although he failed to live up to expectations last season, there’s no denying Mohamed Salah’s talent.
The Egyptian winger was Liverpool’s most prolific goalscorer throughout the Jurgen Klopp era and added to that with 19 top-flight goals last season.
Although Salah is now 30, the Reds remain confident in his ability in front of goal and have not looked to replace him.
Perhaps a dubious call, given the omission of Darwin Nunez, but Dutch international Cody Gakpo has just placed him in our squad.
After a slow start to life in England, the 24-year-old has managed to find the back of the net seven times in 21 Premier League appearances.
If the second half of his season is anything to go by, you can expect a lot more goals from the former PSV striker in 2023-24.
The 2022-23 campaign has been difficult for the majority of Liverpool stars, but no one has struggled more than Luis Diaz.
The 26-year-old started at Anfield after signing in January 2021 and looked to start last season.
However, a series of injuries limited his playing time and ultimately prevented him from gaining any real momentum during the season.
There is hope that with an injury-free campaign and the rest of his teammates firing, the Colombian can make a big impact next season.
Mohamed Salah has a staggering 186 goals in 305 appearances for the Merseyside club