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Alexis Mac Allister joins – Liverpool’s dream team against Chelsea with still possible transfers Romeo Lavia


Liverpool have just 16 days until the new season starts again. Chelsea are the opponents and Jurgen Klopp hopes to have new players by then.

Sixty-one days after Liverpool ended last season with a 4-4 draw at already relegated Southampton, the new season, in which the Reds will have a significantly changed squad, is just over two weeks away.

The Liverpool squad have just flown to Singapore for the pre-season this summer.

But in two weeks, Jürgen Klopp will hold his first press conference on the new season and the ball will start again.

Before that, hopefully Liverpool can make a few more deals in the transfer market and further strengthen the Reds squad, who will almost certainly have lost both Fabinho and the now officially Jordan Henderson by then.

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What could the squad card look like at Stamford Bridge? A far cry from the competitive starting lineup Liverpool last picked at Southampton, that’s for sure.

Ibrahima Konaté and Virgil van Dijk will be centre-backs, provided they are both fit and that will not change even if another defender is brought to Anfield before then.

Signing a left-back before the transfer window closes looks like a big deal to get hold of, but that player is more likely to be a draft rather than someone to play with straight away.

Alisson Becker and the two full-backs are clear, with Andy Robertson on the left and Trent Alexander-Arnold – despite playing in midfield so far this summer – the hybrid role.

Liverpool should have more defensive midfield options available by the time the trip to Stamford Bridge arrives, meaning Alexander-Arnold can return to his usual position.

In midfield it would be ideal if a player could arrive to fit straight into the waiting role, but if not then a solution needs to be found.

Assuming a deal is struck to bring him in, will Roméo Lavia be able to start immediately? Maybe that’s the plan.

A safer option would be to play Alexis Mac Allister in a deeper role – a position he played for Brighton – with Curtis Jones and Dominik Szoboszlai on either side.

Thiago Alcântara would be an alternative if he is fit enough, although neither he nor Stefan Bajčetić have traveled to Singapore as they continue their rehab on Merseyside.

Luis Díaz will be the favorite for the left-winger role, while Mohamed Salah will be safe on the left flank. Darwin Núñez and Cody Gakpo will have their say, but Diogo Jota has looked the hottest so far this summer.

Even in a dream scenario, with Liverpool signing a few other midfielders and a defender, and with just 16 days to go before the game against Chelsea, those already at the club looking to start the season and leave are likely to be the best starting team selected. players already playing at Anfield

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