Timo Werner has been mooted as our main target. I’ve not seen him play but everything I’ve read suggests he’d be a great fit. The front three are all 28, I believe, so there needs to be some succession planning in place so they don’t all go over the hill at the same time. He has a release clause under 50m allegedly, making him a realistic option.
There seems to be momentum behind the once-unthinkable idea of Mbappe coming in, maybe in the summer of 2021. I can’t see Liverpool signing a player whose starting wage would be over 300k/week, but there’s never been a better time to go for that level of player. There have also been links to Kai Havertz and Jadon Sancho. All very expensive options, but if one of them plus Werner can be had, then the attack is looking great for another 5-10 years.
Outs: Clyne, Lallana, Shaqiri, maybe Lovren.
Curtis Jones is the one kid who looks ready to step up. Maybe Ki Hoever (defender) too. Of the on-loan players, Grujic (Hertha Berlin) might get a chance. Harry Wilson I think will be used to raise funds: he’s scored a bunch of PL goals, he’s young and British, but probably doesn’t fit the team mold so may as well cash in on the inflated fee. Others like Karius won’t be back.
Fans will once again ask why the hell we don’t have any backup full backs, but I expect Klopp will continue to prefer versatile midfielders instead of specialists. A left footed varietal would be good. I’ve heard Ruben Vinagre (Wolves) mentioned, among others.