Bellingham, no Salah or Van Dijk: Liverpool's XI in 2025 predicted

Liverpool boss, Jurgen Klopp

Liverpool have established themselves as one of the world’s best teams once again under Jurgen Klopp.

The German manager has built an incredible Liverpool side that are strong in every area of the pitch.

They boast a number of world-class players, including Virgil van Dijk, Thiago Alcantara and Mohamed Salah.

However, the three names aforementioned are all over the age of 30 and are coming to the end of their careers.

The trio still have a lot left in the tank but they won’t be around forever.

So, with that in mind, how will Liverpool’s squad look in 2025?

That was a question tackled by the Liverpool Echo recently. View how they think Liverpool will line-up in three years time below…

GK: Alisson Becker (Age at start of 2025/26 season: 32)

Alisson will only be 32 in 2025, which is still relatively young for a goalkeeper. Barring a huge loss of form or he demands a move away, he will almost certainly still be Liverpool’s number one.

Alisson Becker in action for Liverpool
PARIS, FRANCE – MAY 27: Alisson Becker of Liverpool looks on during the Liverpool FC Training Session at Stade de France on May 27, 2022 in Paris, France. Liverpool will face Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions League final on May 28, 2022. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

RB: Trent Alexander-Arnold (Age at start of 2025/26 season: 26)

CB: Ibrahima Konate (Age at start of 2025/26 season: 26)

CB: Joe Gomez (Age at start of 2025/26 season: 28)

LB: Andy Robertson (Age at start of 2025/26 season: 31)

Liverpool possess the best pair of full-backs in world football and they have been backed to retain their positions for many years to come.

The Liverpool Echo don’t think Van Dijk (34 in 2025) and Joel Matip (33 in 2025) will be first-choice in 2025.

Konate and Gomez are both very capable themselves and have been backed to establish themselves as undisputed starters.

Joe Gomez in action for Liverpool
NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND – APRIL 30: Liverpool player Joe Gomez in action during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Liverpool at St. James Park on April 30, 2022 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

CM: Fabinho (Age at start of 2025/26 season: 31)

CM: Harvey Elliott (Age at start of 2025/26 season: 22)

CM: Jude Bellingham (Age at start of 2025/26 season: 22)

Fabinho is one of the best defensive midfielders in the world and he’ll still be in his prime in 2025.

Elliott is already an incredible talent and will be even better in three years time.

Liverpool are backing to complete a blockbuster move for Bellingham. The Borussia Dortmund midfielder will surely move on to one of the world’s biggest clubs in the next few years.

Jude Bellingham has been linked with a move to Liverpool
DORTMUND, GERMANY – MAY 14: Jude Bellingham of Dortmund is seen during the Bundesliga match between Borussia Dortmund and Hertha BSC at Signal Iduna Park on May 14, 2022 in Dortmund, Germany. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)

LW: Fabio Carvalho (Age at start of 2025/26 season: 22)

RW: Luis Diaz (Age at start of 2025/26 season: 28)

ST: Darwin Nunez (Age at start of 2025/26 season: 26)

Liverpool have high hopes for Carvalho, who was one of the best players in the Championship last season. He has been backed to take over from Salah, whose contract runs out in 2025.

Diaz was scintillating in his first season at Liverpool. He will be in his prime in three years.

While The Reds splashed out £85m on Nunez and it is hoped he will lead the line for many years to come.

Liverpool’s predicted side in 2025 still looks very strong. It’s testament to how good their squad is that it still looks impressive with only one signing in Bellingham.

They could still have very capable back-ups in their ranks too, including Diogo Jota, Calvin Ramsay and Kostas Tsimikas.

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