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Liverpool FC new player in and out 2017-18. Here is the Liverpool FC Squad 2017-18. The January transfer window 2017 is closed and the Summer transfer window 2017 is soon closed and we have the full Liverpool transfers list 2017 with all Liverpool new player signings 2017/18.
Liverpool had a very good 2016/17 by their recent standards. For just the second time in 7 seasons, the Reds finished in the top 4 of the Premier League and qualified for Champions League football next season. This is a fantastic achievement for Jurgen Klopp and his team, who finished 8th in the league last season and had a positive net spent in the summer, as you can read in the transfers list above. Until injuries and other absences, they were challenging for the Premier League title, but that eventually ran out of steam. They had a terrible run of form in January which saw their title challenge disintegrate, but still managed a top 4 finish.
In the 2017/18 season, Liverpool will look to perhaps challenge for the league title, as well as get through to the knockout stages of the Champions League. This could prove difficult to do both if they don’t make quite a few signings this summer. Last summer, they bought some quality players such as Sadio Mane and Georginio Wijnaldum. However, they sold a lot of players and as a result were left quite thin as a squad once a few injuries hit the squad. This is something they must look to improve upon if they are to compete both domestically and in the Champions League in the 2017/18 season.
They have targeted some big money signings for this summer, including Virgil Van Dijk from Southampton, a commanding central defender. They have also been linked with Naby Keita, from RB Leipzig, and Mohammed Salah, from AS Roma. All of these players would be great additions to Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool team.
Some of the new Liverpool players signed 2017 are well paid. Take a look at the our list with Liverpool Players Salaries 2017 and you will see the who the highest paid Liverpool Players are during the 2017-18 season.
The Liverpool line up 2017-18 season will consist of these players. Below you will find all Liverpool goalkeepers, defenders, midfielders and forwards.
Here are all Liverpool First team goalkeepers 2016/17:
The main goalkeeper at Liverpool FC is Simon Mignolet, however he was dropped at the beginning of the season for German keeper Loris Karius. However, when Karius started to make errors, Mignolet was reinstated as the no.1, and his form has dramatically improved since. He made some outstanding saves in the back-end of the season which went towards Liverpool securing a top 4 place and a spot in the Champions League next season. The young keeper Danny Ward had a great season out on loan for Huddersfield Town, helping the side get promoted from the Championship to the Premier League. There were rumours of him going out for another loan for the 2017/18 season, however this has not yet materialised.
Here are all Liverpool First team defenders 2017/18:
Some have had a lot more time on the pitch than others. Players like Mamadou Sakho, Alberto Moreno and Joe Gomez have seen very little pitch time at Anfield, for several reasons. Gomez is still young and has been recovering from a serious knee injury. He only played in cup games vs Plymouth, Wolves and Southampton.
The Reds signed Estonia captain Ragnar Klavan last summer for £4.7million, he came in as defensive cover for Joel Matip and Dejan Lovren, who proved to be Klopp’s first-choice centre-back pairing this season. In the summer of 2017, Klopp has signed young left-back Andrew Robertson, from Hull City. The defender was signed to compete with Alberto Moreno and James Milner for the role.
Liverpool failed to sign long term target Virgin van Dijk during the summer, with many still feeling that their lack of quality in defence could be their achilles’ heel this season.
Here are all Liverpool First team midfielders 2017/18:
The big addition to Liverpool’s midfield last summer was the £25million purchase of Georginio Wijnaldum from Newcastle. Many doubted Wijnaldum’s ability when he arrived but he has performed superbly over the course of his debut season. James Milner, despite being a midfielder by trade, was often used at left-back this season. This was down to the poor form of Alberto Moreno. When Milner was instated there, he started to adapt to the role well, so played there for the majority of the season. The captain, Jordan Henderson, has had an injury-plagued campaign. He has missed large spells but when he has played, has been very impressive. Marko Grujic also had injury problems in his first full season as a Liverpool player. However, we saw glimpses of what is to come from him, he appears to be a very energetic and powerful box-to-box midfielder.
The star of the team is, without a doubt, Philippe Coutinho. It will be interesting to see how he features this season after failing to secure a deadline day move to Barcelona. The collapse of a potential transfer was said to be a ‘devastating blow’ to the Brazilian playmaker, but will be a real boost for Liverpool this season if he can rediscover the type of form that has made him one of the most sought over midfielders in Europe. The Reds also signed Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain from Arsenal late in the window, who will add creativity and versatility to Jurgen Klopp’s team.
Here are all Liverpool First team forwards 2016/17:
As you can see, the Liverpool FC First team 2017/18 forwards are in this list. All the strikers had a part to play in the past season, but it is clear to everyone that some have been more important than others. Roberto Firmino in particular has really stepped up to the plate recently, and was rewarded with the #9 shirt for the current campaign.
After a 9 month spell on the sidelines, Danny Ings returned from injury. However, he only badly damaged the other knee, and will once again be on the treatment table for a long time. He was starting to become a fan favourite at Anfield. Sadio Mané has been the star man in attack, and his importance to the team was really highlighted in January when the team’s form suffered during his time at the AFCON.
Daniel Sturridge had injury problems as always, but showed his quality when it mattered most. He has proven several times that he still has the quality, but will he stay fit enough to stay at Liverpool? It’s tough to tell right now, but the signing of Dom Solanke provides good cover for the England international. Liverpool’s other forward signing, Mo Salah, has also impressed in the games he’s played so far in pre-season.
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