Here is what I think Liverpool's attack should look like next season.
The Reds are going into next season with a bit of a different forward line.
Despite all these departures, Liverpool have added some very promising forward players to their squad this summer.
📺 Jurgen Klopp on Benfica:
"They have a really good and really talented team. Nunez is a really good striker. He is a top boy." 🔴 pic.twitter.com/onkisgtKn8
Firstly, we are going to look at how the outgoings are going to impact Liverpool next season.
Mane will definitely be the biggest loss. The Senegalese forward always turned up in clutch moments and his 23 goals last season will be very hard to replace.
Origi is also going to be a loss. He always had this aura around him when he took to the field. Origi scored in some big games for Liverpool (Merseyside derbies, Champions League knockout games etc).
Finally, we've got Minamino. The Japanese international had a breakthrough season last campaign.
However, it seems like the 27-year-old is desperate to leave Anfield.
He recently said: “Many of the games I played weren’t of interest to anyone (squad rotation fixtures). Even if I left the results, there wasn’t much response. I was trying to inspire myself to prove my worth."
Minamino has been a great servant to the club and it's a shame to see him go, but you can't turn down £15 million for someone who is purely a squad player.
Reflecting on six special years 🤩
Liverpool legend Sadio Mane sat down with us for one last time to say goodbye, after completing his move to Bayern Munich.
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) June 22, 2022
Liverpool's 'new-style attack'
In another opinion article I recently wrote, I said that I think Jurgen Klopp will play a 4-2-3-1 next season and move away from his trusty 4-3-3.
With that in mind, I'm assuming that Klopp will play four forwards, which gives me a lot more room for our attacking talent.
Let's start on the left side of the three. As much as I love Diogo Jota, I think his best position at Liverpool is upfront.
So for that reason, I'd be playing Luis Diaz on the left. The Colombian was probably our best-attacking player during the last six months of last season and that's crazy considering he only joined the club in January.
On the right side, there's only one player I would select - Mohamed Salah.
Just 𝗳𝗶𝘃𝗲 minutes of pure Mo Salah 👑pic.twitter.com/0z3rhtBDOy
— Anfield Watch (@AnfieldWatch) June 15, 2022
Klopp has a couple of different players he could start in the number 10 position. Carvalho played there all last season for Fulham and it is his favoured role.
However, I've got a feeling Klopp will try and breathe new life into Roberto Firmino. The Brazilian played as a 10 for Hoffenheim and it could relight his Liverpool career if he performs well there.
Finally, our number nine. It's got to be Nunez. You don't spend €100 million on a 22-year-old forward and not play him.
If this is the front four that Klopp goes for at the beginning of the season, then it will be really exciting to watch.
Thankfully, the German has a full pre-season with everyone, so he can try out as many variants as he wants and find the best fit for every role.