The last few weeks have provided Liverpool fans with a glimpse of the future – and you'd have to say it looks pretty good.
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For years, we have been used to the Reds’ success being built around the reliable excellence of its forward line. Around the goals of Mohamed Salah, the physicality of Sadio Mane and the subtlety of Roberto Firmino.
But times are changing at Anfield. Mane left last summer and Firmino is leaving this. Salah remains, of course, and continues to set record after record, but the support cast is a new one, an exciting one. One which promises to push Liverpool into a bold new era.
Darwin Nunez, signed from Benfica last June, looks to now have his feet under him, while the early signs from Cody Gakpo, a January arrival from PSV Eindhoven, are promising to say the least.
Both players, along with Salah, scored twice as Manchester United were eviscerated at Anfield last weekend. Between them, Salah, Nunez and Gakpo have 12 goals in the Reds’ last five matches.
With Diogo Jota fit again after a long-term calf issue, and with Luis Diaz expected to make his own return from injury this month, Jurgen Klopp suddenly finds himself with more attacking options than he knows what to do with.
Salah is the one constant, for sure, but beyond that Liverpool could perm any combination and be confident it was the right one. The dream scenario, for sure, for any manager.
How Klopp juggles his options, both in the short term and beyond, will be fascinating.
But as he prepares for a significant, and costly, summer overhaul of his midfield, he can at least rest assured that the top end of the field looks more than well-stocked…