Liverpool new-season squad set after bumper £105m summer transfer window


With the signing of Darwin Nunez secured, the Reds have started the 2022/23 summer transfer window well,

Following the arrival of Fabio Carvalho from Fulham, Nunez is Liverpool’s second signing ahead of the new campaign, with the 22-year-old striker officially revealed. The Uruguayan signed for an initial fee of £64m, which could rise to £85m with add-ons. Nunez’s decision came after Sadio Mane revealed his desire to leave Liverpool this summer, with Bayern Munich expected to submit a third offer for the Senegal international in the coming weeks. As well as Mane, a handful of other players could leave this summer in a bid to find regular first-team football.

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So who could sign Liverpool this summer and how can we expect Klopp’s starting XI to look like when the 2022 transfer window closes? Let’s find out.

Liverpool 2022/23 squad expected after 2022 transfer window

To find out what the Reds squad could look like at the start of the 2022/23 season, we used Football Manager 2022 to predict their entries, exits and future starting XI. Here is what happened !

Transfers: £105m

Liverpool spent £105m on four players in the 2022/23 summer transfer window

  • Darwin Nunez (Benfica) – £64m

  • Youri Tielemans (Leicester City) – £31.5m

  • Fabio Carvalho (Fulham) – £5m

  • Calvin Ramsey (Aberdeen) – £4 million

Alongside the signings of Nunez and Carvalho, Liverpool brought in two more players to take their total spending to £105million. Young Scottish defender Calvin Ramsay was acquired from Aberdeen for £4million, securing Trent Alexander-Arnold’s backup.

And, the Reds also went out and found a new midfielder in Youri Tielemans from Leicester City. With just one year left on his contract with the Foxes, Tielemans could be available for a nominal fee this summer, with Liverpool spending £31.5million on the 25-year-old.

Transfers out: £74m

Liverpool made £74million from player sales during the mock season
Liverpool made £74million from player sales during the mock season

  • Sadio Mane (Bayern Munich) – £42m
  • Takumi Minamino (Lyons) – £13.5m
  • Nathan Phillips (Bournemouth). -£11.75m
  • Ben Davis (Burnley) – £6.75m
  • Alex Oxlade Chamberlain (Southampton) – Loan
  • Sepp Van Denberg (Nottingham Forest) – Loan
  • Oakley Gunner (Blackpool) – Loan
  • Kaide Gordon (Bristol Rovers) – Loan

Liverpool saw four players leave on permanent deals in the summer transfer window, racking up a total of £74m in player sales. The biggest departure was Mane, with the striker going to Bayern Munich for £42million.

Minamino left for Lyon in a deal worth £13.5million, while defenders Nathan Phillips and Ben Davies were also cleared to leave – the former going to Bournemouth for 11.75 million and the second to Burnley for £6.75 million. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has been sent on loan to Southampton, while young trio Sepp van den Berg, Oakley Cannonier and Kaide Gordon have all been given loan deals for the season.

So how did Liverpool line up in their first game after the 2022/23 transfer window? We’ll take a look.

Liverpool XI at start of 2022/23 season planned

In the first game after the transfer market closed, Klopp started two of his new signings in a dominating 4-0 win over Southampton. Nunez scored as he led the line, and Tielemans started alongside Thiago and Fabinho in midfield.

Liverpool's first starting XI after the transfer window closes
Liverpool’s first starting XI after the transfer window closes

Liverpool’s line-up in the first game of the 2022/23 season was as follows: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Konate, Van Dijk, Robertson; Fabinho, Tielemans, Thiago; Salah, Nunez, Diaz.

Overall, Football Manager 2022 predicts that following the signings of Nunez and Carvalho, Liverpool could focus on recouping the money spent on player sales while adding depth to their squad. A new midfielder was the marquee’s final signing, while player sales left the Reds with a net outlay of £31m for the summer.

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