Alisson Becker – £ 65m

Alisson’s status as the most expensive goalkeeper in Liverpool history is likely to last for many years to come.

The Brazilian did not take part in the Reds’ summer tour of Austria due to his commitments at the Copa America with Brazil, where they were beaten as finalists by Argentina.

The identity of Liverpool’s number 1 is out of the question, however, and Alisson will face the Canaries until August 14, provided there is no injury.

Caoimhin Kelleher and Adrian’s new contracts this summer are testament to their importance to the entire Reds squad, but Liverpool coaches believe they have the best goalkeeper in the world in Alisson.

Like many in the squad, last year has been a mixed year for the South American, but while a few high profile mistakes against Manchester City are confined to the trash can of history, his one-shot header against West Brom will live forever.

He will be well placed to re-establish himself as “Messi the goalkeeper” when a permanent center-back comes in front of him this season.

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Trent Alexander-Arnold – Graduate of the Academy

Liverpool’s best Academy graduate since Steven Gerrard will be ready for another big season at Anfield.

After a somewhat surprising debate over his possible inclusion in England that raged this spring, Alexander-Arnold soared and played himself in one of the best forms seen wearing a Liverpool shirt last season.

An injury unfortunately ended his chances of helping Euro finalists England over the summer, but the West Derby-born right-back looks fit and sharp on the club’s pre-season tour of Austria.

A beautiful hit that hit the post in Austria this week went viral and he is ready to take on even more responsibility for this Liverpool squad for the coming season.

Joel Matip – Free transfer

Matip is facing his sixth season as a Liverpool player and only has one thing to prove at Anfield – his fitness.

Injuries were never far from the former Schalke and only 10 Premier League games last season tell their own story.

If he is fit, however, Klopp can fall back on a high-quality elite central defender with few mistakes.

Matip is widely regarded as the best coach yet by camp attendees and will face Norwich in three weeks’ time.

Ibrahima Konate – € 36 million

Since Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez are unlikely to play a role against Hertha Berlin on Thursday, it is becoming more and more likely that Konate will make his competitive debut on Carrow Road.

The former RB Leipzig man has already shown why he became the second most expensive defender in the history of Anfield Road with his recovery speed, strength and composure in possession of the ball.

Konate looks like his attributes go well with Premier League football, and the French international’s introduction – against a newly promoted player – isn’t the most unfriendly.

He and Matip are sure to start the season as Liverpool’s first choice center-backs.

Andy Robertson – £ 8m

Robertson’s track record certainly makes it one of the Premier League-era biggest bargains.

Four years after moving from relegated Hull City, the Scottish captain is now considered one of the best left-backs in European football.

By the age of 27, Robertson could begin his prime at Anfield, where he’s already a key cog in a defense that has been the meanest in two of the last three Premier League seasons.

A large part of the creative responsibility for this campaign will fall on him and Alexander-Arnold.

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Fabinho – £ 39m

Like his compatriot Alisson, the Red’s # 3 is enjoying her well-deserved vacation time, but he’s expected for next month.

Having spent much of the campaign in central defense last time around, Liverpool looked like a much more solid proposition when Fabinho was restored to his preferred role in defensive midfield.

In his fourth season at the club, Fabinho’s importance has never been greater.

Jordan Henderson – £ 20m

Liverpool’s captain was just a penalty shoot-out away from legendary status with England a few weeks ago.

However, the skipper has seen unwanted headlines after strange reports surfaced earlier this week about his future.

Henderson has two years left on his current contract, but it has been reported that talks over an extension have so far not proved fruitful.

Interest has been reported from Paris Saint-Germain and Atletico Madrid, but it seems unthinkable that the 30-year-old will be leaving this summer.

Long-time Henderson should at least start against Norwich.

Naby Keita – £ 53m

Thiago Alcantara is set to become a regular alongside Henderson and Fabinho, but with a busy pre-season schedule, Klopp could pick Keita at Norwich.

The Guinean international has not played a competitive minute since being dismissed shortly before half-time in the 3-1 defeat by Real Madrid in April.

Apparently back in favor, Keita has been a bright spot in Liverpool’s preseason so far.

His performance against Mainz on Friday evening was an indication of his quality, and with a good program that benefits him, he may be able to poke and probe on August 14th.

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Mohamed Salah – £ 36m

The man known as the “Egyptian King” is ready to chase another Golden Shoe in the Premier League.

31 goals last season made him the club’s top scorer again and Salah will undoubtedly assume that responsibility this season as well.

A full pre-season schedule could see him take off in these double pursuits.

A world-class talent comfortably seated next to some of the sport’s biggest names.

Roberto Firmino – £ 29m

Firmino, another still taking a break, will be desperate to get off to a good start last season after what was a fairly ordinary campaign for him.

Liverpool’s No. 9 is not known as a die-hard scorer like some of its Anfield predecessors, but the Brazilian’s nine-goal return needs to be improved up front.

Firmino is now facing serious competition from Diogo Jota and is putting real pressure on him for the first time in years.

A strong start could therefore be crucial in restoring some of the extravagance that the former Hoffenheimer has made his calling card on Anfield Road over the past six years.

Sadio Mane – £ 30m

Like Salah, Mane will benefit tremendously from a full and uninterrupted preparation program.

His drop in form last season was so evident that the Senegal star even admitted to having sought psychological help to get back to his flying best.

Was sharper playing Crystal Palace in front of 10,000 fans at Anfield Road in May, and the feeling lingers that a full house for the season like Firmino will help Mane get back to his best performance.

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