In a generational shift in the midfielders, Liverpool acquired Alexis Mac Allister and Dominik Szoboszlai this summer. Unlike the initial assumption, the team is also working to secure a defensive midfielder, as Jordan Henderson and Fabinho have moved to Saudi Arabia.
The next position of reinforcement is seen as center back, and strengthening the forward group is secondary; the fact is that the team has players in their early 20s and midfielders, so there is no need to reinforce them, but the search for a successor to Egyptian international forward Mohamed Salah will be an issue for the next few years.
Young winger Ben Doak is the first name in the team, but they are also looking to sign a player from a different team. According to Football Insider, Liverpool is interested in Belgian international Johan Bakayoko of PSV Eindhoven.
At 31 years old, Mohamed Salah is still going strong, but he has lost some of the speed and sharpness of his prime, and in recent years has often turned to assists. There is also continued interest from Saudi Arabia, so who knows what will happen in the next year or two.
Depending on the development of the Scotland U-21 squad, it is natural to look to his successor. Despite a period of warming the bench midway through last season, he played a lot of games in the second half of the season, scoring five goals and assisting five times in 23 games for the Eredivisie.
His crisp dribbling, backed by his overwhelming athleticism, leaves opposing defenders behind. A left-handed winger, he can also shoot and pass from the cut-in, a feature that sets him apart from Doğuque, whose size is another difference.
The 20-year-old fast-footed winger is still in the process of developing, and gaining further game experience in the Netherlands is a top priority.
The club will not be making any moves for the forward this summer, so he is not available right now, but will the future bring him to the pitch at Anfield?