At Anfield there is a good memory of what happened in Madrid. In the capital of Spain, the Reds were once again crowned European champions after the hard blow that they lost in Kiev against Real Madrid. The sleeping giant that Klopp woke up for years by putting the 'rock' in his veins in the form of 'gegenpressing' had a great night at the height of his story.
That night, Klopp lined up Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson; Fabinho, Henderson, Wijnaldum; Salah, Firmino and Mané. In the second minute, the Egyptian scored a 0-1 penalty and in 87, it was Origi, who set a Champions League as an unexpected hero in the most complicated moments, who put the sentence.
This European champion team with some retouching also won the Premier League ending with a historic gaffe and, after a year of 'downturn' in which they had to fight hard until the end to secure a place in the Champions League, the ' reds' want to undertake reforms before returning to a journey through the desert.
According to The Athletic, between the club's management and the coach, Jurgen Klopp, it has been decided to work on a backbone of players who were already in the last European success. Alisson, Fabinho, Virgil van Dijk, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andy Robertson would be those fixtures to build on with new additions.
There, the reforms begin. The first to leave was Wijnaldum and now, Jordan Henderson's future is up in the air. But not only the midfielder. In this regeneration the most recognizable part of this champion team will also be affected: its famous attack trident.
Liverpool faces the moment of considering undoing the trident that Salah, Mane and Firmino make up and that have given so many joys. All three players enter the last two years of their contracts and are also in their late thirties. All three are 29 years old and Liverpool moves to ensure relief.
The first one expected to come out is Roberto Firmino according to what they point out from England. While Salah was fighting for the Premier's Golden Boot and passed 30 goals and Mané left to 16 plus eight assists, the Brazilian was the one with the worst data, he signed with nine goals in 37 games although making a remarkable figure of nine other assists. This media points out that Liverpool would consider Diogo Jota (30 games, 13 goals) the perfect replacement for the Canarinha striker, 'glue' between the daggers that were always the Egyptian and the Senegalese.
They live different situations. Salah did not close the door to an exit as he demonstrated in his interview in AS, but he would be committed to Liverpool as long as he is part of their ranks. The negotiations, they point out, will not be the easiest given the economic conditions due to the pandemic. Meanwhile, Sadio Mané would be the one who could stay the longest.
As they point, the Anfield team is already looking for young talent in the market to breathe fresh air and continue to maintain a champion team. Some that can even unseat the legends.