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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Wataru Endo

An emergency signing last summer after deals for Moises Caicedo and Romeo Lavia fell through, Endo has arguably proven the bargain of the 2023 transfer window at less than €20 million.

Despite initially struggling to adapt to the physicality and pace of the Premier League, the defensive midfielder grew into a crucial player for the Reds towards December before his form took a dip towards the end of the season. Not the long-term option for his position, but should still have an important role to play next season. 

Verdict: Keep

Dominik Szoboszlai

Much like Endo, Dominik Szoboszlai was brilliant at times and underwhelming at others in an inconsistent first season at Anfield.

Throughout the first half of the campaign, his energy, work rate, and pressing all significantly boosted a midfield that struggled during the previous season, but the last few months saw him lose form and his place in Liverpool’s starting XI.

At 23-years of age, he still has plenty of years to grow and now that he’s had a year to acclimate to the Premier League,  the Reds will hope that he can come closer to the level he reached at Leipzig. 

Verdict: Keep 

Alexis MacAllister

Of Liverpool’s four midfield signings last summer, Mac Allister has undoubtedly enjoyed the most successful first year.

Though he looked uncomfortable in his first few matches in a holding midfield role, the Argentine flourished in his natural position more advanced up the pitch as his creativity and progressive passing and goals in key moments all helped to charge Liverpool’s unlikely, albeit unsuccessful push for the title. His spot in the first XI should be comfortably secure.

Verdict: Keep

Ryan Gravenberch

Gravenberch signed for Liverpool last summer hoping to get his career back on track after struggling for game time at Bayern Munich.

His first season has not quite satisfied those hopes as he’s displayed only rare flashes of real quality and is yet to show that he can grow into a key player for the club.

He’s still only 22-years-old and it therefore makes sense to see what he can give next season, but if the right offer comes, Liverpool should perhaps give it some thought.

Verdict: Consider selling


Has been brilliant when fit, but spent the overwhelming majority past two seasons on the sidelines with various injuries and will leave the club when his contract expires in June. 

Verdict: Club will not renew contract at end of season