7 core Liverpool players who should play 3,000+ minutes next season

7 core Liverpool players who should play 3,000+ minutes next season

7 core Liverpool players who should play 3,000+ minutes next season

Liverpool have had a relatively quiet summer transfer window in comparison to their rivals but have strengthened in areas that needed shoring up, except midfield.

Jurgen Klopp and his Reds get to work this weekend as the Premier League season kicks off once again and there will be players he will rely on more than others to put in consistent performances for the entire season.

Of course, Klopp likes to have ample rotation for cup games and with the re-introduction of the 5 substitute rule, we're likely to see minutes spread out between players even more.

We're taking a look at a few core players that Klopp could trust to rack up 3000 minutes or more. That translates to over 33 full games in a season, not including stoppage-time and extra-time.

Alisson: First-choice goal keepers obviously accumulate a lot more minutes compared to their outfield counterparts so Alisson is a no-brainer, even if Kelleher gets some game time in the cup competitions.

Van Dijk: He played a total of 4620 minutes last season and was the reason our defence became a lot more solid again. Without Van Dijk playing consistently Liverpool would be nowhere near their best.

Robertson: One of our most industrious players, Robbo will have some minutes relinquished to a very able back-up in Tsimikas. Overall, he has to be involved as much as possible as one of our two creative outlets down the flanks.

Trent: Our most creative force is Alexander-Arnold and he is vital to Liverpool's success. He came in 3rd for most minutes played in our squad last season and will hopefully at least match the 4234 minutes he played last season.

Fabinho: The Dyson holds the key to our midfield and if he succumbs to injury or suspension, it could spell trouble for the Reds. Especially with out lack of defensive midfield options, Klopp would wish the Brazilian is bubble wrapped in training sessions.

Henderson: The skipper has recently turned 32 but seems to be at peak fitness regardless of that fact. His leadership and experience is something none of our other midfielders can emulate so it will be vital for Klopp to be able to manage his minutes to be able to get the most out of him.

Salah: He's staying and he's our talisman. The arrival of Darwin Nunez takes some load of his shoulders when it comes to goal-scoring, but we're pretty sure he doesn't see it that way. Salah came in just behind Trent in total minutes played last season (4014) even with his AFCON absence. His form may well determine a lot of big moments this season. Hopefully he'll have consistent minutes to do so.

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