April 19, 2021

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Liverpool’s new XI look with Konate replacing Wijnaldum and new striker is scary

Liverpool could experience a healthy overhaul this summer, with several players continually linked to the defending Premier League champions.

After a relatively disappointing season this quarter, a few changes to the squad could be exactly what the doctor ordered the Reds to do.

With Gini Wijnaldum’s contract set to expire this summer, and no news of an extension, Jurgen Klopp and co. will likely be given the arduous task of replacing the Dutchman.

Fellow Teun Koopmeiners has been credited with Liverpool’s interest by Italian store Calciomercato.com, as the Reds seemingly aim for a more attacking midfielder.

Another name often thrown into the mixer with Liverpool is Patson Daka, and the 22-year-old was recently invited to sign for the Reds by the Daily Star.

It’s no secret that Liverpool have struggled defensively this season – mainly due to long-term injuries suffered by Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip, Nat Phillips and loan signatory Ozan Kabak occupy a role central at Anfield since January.

In an attempt to avoid such a short stock of center-backs again, the Reds are said to have made progress in completing the signing of RB Leipzig defender Ibrahima Konate.

So says renowned David Ornstein, who in his report for The Athletic claimed Liverpool were putting the finishing touches on the deal.

With a bit of a shuffle, here’s how Liverpool could hypothetically line up, including the above three ‘goals’ signed this summer …