Twitter is always awash with crazy rumours, but this one is being shared all over and for once, doesn’t revolve around potential transfers!
Instead, there’s claims that a number of players are set for squad number changes before the new campaign…
Firstly, Loris Karius has stopped using his #LK1 hashtag, suggesting he’s allowed Alisson Becker to take the traditional goalkeeper’s number. According to many, Loris Karius will take the no.21, currently occupied by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, who’ll take the no.19, made vacant since Sadio Mane took the no.10! (Hopefully we’ll see him in it towards the end of the season, too…)
What’s more, Fabinho, who’s worn the no.3 in pre-season, could take Dejan Lovren’s no.6 – allowing the Croat the no.3.
Lovren’s just back from the World Cup, meaning Jurgen Klopp finally has all his players at his disposal ahead of 2018/19.
This is the one we’re not sure on, as Lovren seems quite a feisty character and somebody who’d be offended by a new signing taking his number…
Even so, it looks like there’ll be plenty of movement ahead of the West Ham game on Sunday.
Alisson Becker ➡️ 1
Fabinho ➡️ 6
Lovren ➡️ 3
— Anything Liverpool (@AnythingLFC_) August 6, 2018
#LFC squad numbers update
— βeastγ (@LiverBeast) August 6, 2018
So apparently Fabinho is waiting for Lovren's shirt while of course Alisson waits for Karius'. Not long till we'll find out! Lovren would switch to 3 I assume, makes sense.
— Indigo 🉐 (@IndigoLFC) August 6, 2018
⚠️ Number changes set to happen at Liverpool
Alisson – 1
Karius – 1 > 21
Ox – 21 > 19
Fabinho – 6
Lovren – 6 > 3#LFC 🔴✅
— Hemish (@HemishKhera) August 7, 2018
Another great guess by me ..#Ab1
— Grizz (@GrizzKhan) August 6, 2018