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Potential starting XI for Liverpool after Arne Slot gives the green light to the first transfer : Musiala signed, Diaz decides…



Liverpool’s potential front line for the upcoming season could see the addition of Musiala and Diaz, creating a formidable attacking force.


Liverpool’s attacking lineup could see a significant boost following the summer transfer window, with the potential signing of Musiala and the decision of Diaz to join the team.


Arne Slot has given the green light for Liverpool to pursue Nico Williams as their first signing of the season. The 21-year-old Spaniard has caught the eye of several clubs after his impressive performances at the European Championships.


Williams has a release clause of $53.4 million (£42.2 million/€50 million) that expires in June 2027, making him a highly sought-after player in the market.


Slot is a keen admirer of Williams and is eager to see him in a Liverpool shirt. If the deal goes through, it would mark a significant move for the club under Slot’s management.


Slot is looking forward to a busy offseason as he aims to step up as the team’s new leader after the retirement of the esteemed German manager.


He has emphasized his intention to work closely with Michael Edwards and Richard Hughes in selecting the best players for the Reds, while also having a say in the signings.


If Williams is signed this offseason, the Reds’ lineup at Ipswich on opening day of the season could look like this:


Goalkeeper: Alisson Becker


Alisson is committed to Liverpool for the next three years, making it highly unlikely that he will depart the club this offseason, despite rumors linking him to the Saudi Pro League.


Alisson’s contract with Liverpool runs for the next three years, making it highly unlikely that he will depart the club this summer, despite links to the Saudi Pro League.


Caoimhin Kelleher, the Irish backup goalkeeper rumored to seek a starting role elsewhere, is expected to be released by Liverpool.


The decision to replace him could impact how long Alisson remains at the club, with Liverpool potentially bringing in a new goalkeeper to challenge him or a young prospect to develop under his guidance.


Defenders: Virgil van Dijk, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Ibrahima Konate, Andrew Robertson


Liverpool’s defensive lineup, excluding the goalkeeper, is set to remain unchanged. The Reds are optimistic that Trent Alexander-Arnold will not be lured away by rumored interest from Real Madrid.


Alexander-Arnold’s emotional display on the final day of the season at Anfield led some to speculate about his future under Jurgen Klopp.


Leny Yoro, a center-back for Lille, is unlikely to step in as the primary partner for captain Virgil van Dijk, despite Liverpool’s ties to him. With Robertson nearing his 30th birthday, Slot will likely consider his options at left back in the future.


Midfielders: Alexis Mac Allister, Dominik Szoboszlai, Wataru Endo


Despite having a surplus of midfielders, Liverpool is likely to only make one signing.


For that to happen, one player would need to leave, with Endo rumored to be departing the Reds after just one season. After missing out on Moises Caicedo and Romeo Lavia, Endo emerged as a late addition to the market; in fact, the Japanese international outperformed both players the previous season.


Slot may partner with Feyenoord midfielder Mats Wieffer for Liverpool, a move that has generated excitement among many fans on social media.


For now, it’s safe to assume that Harvey Elliott, Curtis Jones, Ryan Gravenberch, and Stefan Bajecetic—Klopp’s preferred starting trio for most of the previous season—will start on opening day.


If Liverpool opt to activate Williams’ release clause, he could potentially replace Luis Diaz, especially considering the Barcelona connection.


Williams offers youth and talent at a fraction of the cost of Diaz, making him an exciting addition to the team.


Nunez and Salah could form a strong partnership, with Jota and Gakpo providing solid backup options.