Liverpool Starting XI for 2015-2016 Season?
Which players will be sold off to raise cash?
We shall see.
With the signings so far plus the selling of Sterling, the team is about even in terms of cash. Liverpool does have a log jam of players they are paying that they aren't sure they want to keep: Lambert, Borini, Balotelli leap to mind. In the end, they may keep at least one of them in case of injuries to starters and for squad work in the hectic schedule.
Will they splash out cash for a star player?
Benteke is often mentioned but until some exec is standing next to a player holding a Liverpool shirt in a press conference all the rumors are just that -- rumors!
But as it stands, who would be the starting XI at this moment?
Defense: Clyne, Skrtel, Lovren, Sakho/Moreno
Defensive midfield: Henderson, Milner
Offensive midfield: Coutinho, Lallana/Markovic
Forward: Firmino, Ings/Origi
UPDATE: Benteke has signed!
Defense: Clyne, Skrtel, Lovren, Sakho (Moreno, Can, Gomez as needed)
Defensive midfield: Henderson, Milner (Can, Lucas, Allen as needed)
Offensive midfield: Coutinho, Firmino, Lallana/Markovic/Ibe (Who will claim the 3rd spot on a regular basis? Would think Lallana if healthy)
Forward: Benteke (Ings/Origi when extra forward needed or when Benteke needs a break)
Subs and question marks:
Enrique - Didn't play a lot last season. I suppose you need to keep for injuries and squad work for FA-League-Europa Cup.
Can - Played a lot last season. Is he going to be defense or midfield? And could he crack on any regular basis the starting XI considering the XI I listed above?
Toure - Older but solid role player.
Gomez - youngster, new signing
Lucas - Solid role player
Allen - Solid role player
Ibe - Youngster, with lots of upside
Lambert - keep or not?
Borini - keep or not?
Balotelli - keep or not?
Sturidge - injured currently but when fit will start
Who else would have serious consideration for making the starting XI and substitute VII on a regular basis?