While the wait for the 2022/2023 fixtures begins, the focus will be elsewhere. Since the World Cup won’t take place until November, there’s even more attention on the summer transfers. Whether you want to know how it’ll affect the club or you’re thinking of making your own predictions based on point spreads betting tips, some big changes could be on the horizon.
While there’s news and speculation of different moves at all times of the day, here’s a rundown of five potential or confirmed arrivals and departures that the Reds could be facing before next season. Two narrow misses will see Klopp and the club wanting to work even harder to secure those titles.
Sources insist summer transfers are done. However, there might be a few last-minute surprises. Otherwise, keep an eye on these changes next year.
EXIT: Sadio Mane
It’s been one of the most talked-about departures this summer. Sadio Mane has long been linked with Bayern Munich, and this week a fee has finally been agreed upon. The Senegalese player departs to Germany in a deal worth £35 million.
Considered one of the best players in the world, the striker has played a crucial role in the Liverpool front line alongside Salah and Firmino. While drastic changes aren’t immediately apparent, contracts will come to an end. Plus, it’s already certain that the front three won’t ever be the same again.
ARRIVAL: Calvin Ramsay
Klopp has made a move for young blood; the Scottish right-back Calvin Ramsay. The 18-year-old will be making the move from Aberdeen after a deal worth £6.5 million was agreed to secure him. It’s a record deal for Aberdeen and potentially an excellent move for the Reds.
It’s thought that Ramsay will act as a rival for Trent Alexander-Arnold, who has influenced Ramsay’s playing style. LFC wasn’t the only club interested, as bids for loans and enquiries came from Italian and German clubs. However, a trip to Liverpool was the full-back’s preference.
ARRIVAL: Jay Spearing
Jay Spearing could be returning to Liverpool in a player/coach role. The former midfielder started for the club at the age of 16 in 2004, so a return to his roots feels right.
It’s anticipated that Spearing will play an active role at the academy with the under 23s and potentially coaching some of the younger age groups. Nothing has been confirmed yet, but the change could see some changes in the youth side, with potential loans for those ready to step up.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has a contract that runs until 2023. The current understanding of the atmosphere at the club suggests that there won’t be a renewal. What remains to be seen is whether an exit will occur earlier than that.
Klopp has listed Oxlade-Chamberlain as one of the club’s many strong options in midfield. It doesn’t mean that a transfer is off the cards. There could be a few interested parties, but no confirmed talks just yet.
ARRIVAL: Darwin Nunez
One of the biggest deals of the season has already taken place. Uruguayan player Darwin Nunez will arrive at the club from Benfica. The 85 million pound deal is done, and the 22-year-old is set to make an impact at the club.
While he isn’t necessarily a replacement for Mane, many view the transfer as a potential way forward for Liverpool, with new challenges for the opposing team’s defense. There are some formalities to be dealt with, but fans should expect to see Nunez on the pitch come August.