Football Manager 2022 Liverpool Team Guide: Become The Kop's latest hero

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Football Manager 2022 has arrived, giving you the chance to step into the manager's hot seat and begin your new rollercoaster career.

Liverpool have re-entered a period of dominance in which the Merseyside club are back competing at the highest level. Klopp has certainly left big shoes to fill, but can you be the manager that maintains Liverpool's spell of brilliance in FM22?

Club Vision

With recent success ringing in the ears of Liverpool's owners, you're certain to be under a certain amount of pressure at Anfield.

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Not only are you expected to play attacking and entertaining football, you're also tasked with developing the club's young talents, some of which we've noted below.

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Competition progress doesn't appear too demanding, with Champions League qualification a minimum requirement in the league.

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You'll also be tasked with reaching the FA Cup final and going deep into the Champions League, meaning you'll have to stave away any injury crisis.

Tactics

Liverpool have found great success using a 4-3-3 formation and we see no reason to break that mould.

With the perfect balance in the team to accommodate such a system, we do think that changing to a tiki-taka style could prove beneficial.

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With brilliant passers in every position, you could make this Liverpool side totally unbeatable if you dictate the play and look to patiently break down stubborn opposition.

Top Players

There are a number of world-class players at Anfield and whilst we will be stating the obvious, we still think it's important to mould your team around these top talents.

Mohamed Salah

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Quite simply the best player in the world right now, Mo Salah is a super-fast, super-composed finisher who can dominate games in first gear.

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His talent and class is there for all to see, and we think the Egyptian should be the focal point of your Liverpool side in Football Manager 2022.

Trent Alexander-Arnold

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Competing with Reece James for the title of best right back in the world, TAA is Liverpool through and through and is certain to one day captain the reds.

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Able to dominate the right-back spot for the next decade, you won't find a more rounded defender in FM22 than Trent Alexander-Arnold.

Virgil Van Dijk

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A former Ballon d'Or winner with the towering strength and composure needed to dominate your backline, you don't need us to tell you just how good VVD is.

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Still very much one of the best players in the world, pairing him alongside a youngster like Joe Gomez could see your defence become impenetrable.

Young Prospects

With your board placing a keen emphasis on developing the youth prospects at Anfield, you'll need to get familiar with your youth teams in Football Manager 2022.

These two young stars are certain to go a long way to appeasing your board and improving your team for years to come.

Harvey Elliott

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A breakthrough star who could grow into a world-beater, Harvey Elliott is a supremely talented youngster with all the credentials to become special.

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Able to play central or out wide, the former Fulham prospect is now ready to step into your side and reach his full potential.

Curtis Jones

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Another special young talent who will go far in the beautiful game, Curtis Jones could be the perfect replacement if and when you decide to replace Jordan Henderson.

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Composed, calm and a local hero, Curtis Jones has all the marks of a future Liverpool legend.

Transfers

With a £20 million budget to play with, you're going to have to make some major sales in order to vastly improve the squad.

We've got some suggestions, with a big name player potentially lined up for a departure from Anfield.

Who to Sell

As already stated, you'll need to sell in order to make any major improvements to this Liverpool team.

Takumi Minamino is the obvious choice to sell, with the Japanese international falling short of the required standard at Anfield.

Our other surprise sale suggestion is Robert Firmino. With the Brazilian striker potentially moving past his prime, and his value only set to plummet, it could be the ideal time to move the 29-year-old on and invest in an impressive replacement.

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Selling these two could give you anything between £70-100 million, meaning you'll have plenty of cash to re-invest into the playing squad.

Who to Sign

Liverpool have needed a lethal striker for many years, with Mane and Salah carrying the goalscoring burden for the past few years.

Our top suggestion is Victor Osimhen, a lethal Nigerian poacher with incredible goalscoring talent who has already been tearing it up in Italy.

With a price tag of £86 million, it's a big investment that could reap major rewards.

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Inspire The Kop

With a passionate fanbase cheering you to victory, the pressure will certainly be on at Anfield in Football Manager 2022.

Thankfully, the Liverpool fans and board do have a patient streak that will give you time to bed into your new surroundings.

Success is still expected and it will be down to you to continue Klopp's legacy and keep Liverpool at the top of the mountain.

Click here to find out everything we know about Football Manager 2022.