Evaluating the Liverpool squad to see who the club should keep or sell

  • Liverpool's squad is generally in good shape going into next season, but the collapse of their title challenge brutally exposed it's weak points.
  • We've given our verdict on who Liverpool should keep or sell this summer.
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Joe Gomez

After a horrific previous season, Gomez has firmly reestablished himself as an excellent alternative at the back when first team players are unavailable.

He filled in at right, center, and left back this past season and did so admirably in each position. It may be difficult for him to find a way into the first XI, but this past season suggests that he can step up when necessary. 

Verdict: Keep

Jarell Quansah

Quansah enjoyed a fine breakout season as a first team regular. Injuries to Ibrahima Konate and Joel Matip throughout the season provided an opportunity for the 21-year-old academy product  to get first team action and he seized it convincingly over a promising past nine months. Looks to have a bright future ahead of him.

Verdict: Keep

Ibou Konate

The Frenchman endured what was his most difficult campaign as a Liverpool player as he struggled for form and injury.

Konate’s poor positioning and marking left the Reds exposed at the back at times this season and the rise of Jarell Quansah will create competition for a place in the first XI.

However, he has proven an excellent addition to the squad since he signed from Leipzig back in 2021 and if he can remain fit next season, we can expect him to be back at his best.

Verdict: Keep

Virgil Van Djik

Virgil van Dijk looked a shadow of himself during the 2022/2023 season, but this past campaign saw the Liverpool skipper perform to the same exceptional level as he has throughout much of his career at Anfield.

That only Manchester City and Arsenal conceded fewer goals than Liverpool is a testament to the fortitude and organization the Dutchman instills in his side’s back line.

Going forward, his aerial prowess amplifies Liverpool’s threat from set-pieces and proved decisive in the Carabao Cup final as his header earned a 1-0 victory over Chelsea to see him lift his first trophy as Liverpool captain. 

The news of Jurgen Klopp’s departure prompted some questions about van Dijk's future at the club, but the defender recently expressed his desire to remain at Anfield. That desire will be mutual with Liverpool. 

Verdict: Keep