Nathaniel Clyne’s seemingly imminent addition to the Liverpool ranks – which has been all but confirmed by multiple sources, including the Echo and The Independent – completes a rather impressive home-grown XI that we could potentially have at our disposal next season.
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In fact, the team that we’ve put together below is so strong, that we couldn’t even find room for Raheem Sterling. The wantaway England international appears to be on the verge of a move to Manchester City, so we’ve made him make do with a place on the bench here… another indication that the £50m transfer fee can’t get here soon enough!
Here’s the team that we have gone with…
GK) Lawrence Vigouroux
The Reds’ fourth choice goalkeeper and a semi-regular in the Under-21s last season, alternating with Danny Ward. He arrived at the club from Tottenham Hotspur last summer and recently signed a contract extension with us.
RB) Nathaniel Clyne
The reported new addition to the Liverpool squad. The England international will come in as the direct replacement for Glen Johnson, whose contract expired at the end of last season. He will be expected to impress.
LB) Jon Flanagan
He might have spent the last year out injured and he might be about to spent most of next season on the sidelines as well, but there’s little doubting the youngster’s qualities. He was key two seasons ago and we wish him well.
CB) Joe Gomez
Another new arrival – a confirmed one as well – the youngster might have to wait for his chance next season but his versatility – he’s able to play on the right as well – might ensure him the odd chance in the cup competitions.
CB) Andre Wisdom
After two years out on loan – one at Derby County and one at West Bromwich Albion – the towering young defender is back and has been handed a new contract at the club. It’s now or never for him at this stage.