After 30 years of trying to win their 19th league title, Liverpool have finally reached the promised land.
Jurgen Klopp’s side have cruised to the 2019/20 Premier League title, breaking all sorts of records in the process.
What next for the Reds?
Can the club keep Klopp and the star players for the next few years and dominate English football?
Well, earlier this week, the German manager insisted that he’ll stick around for the length of his contract, which expires in 2024, before having a break.
But what about the players?
Well, HITC Sport have predicted exactly where all the players - and Klopp - will be in five years. We wonder how many Premier League titles they’ve won then...
*These predictions from HITC should all be taken with a pinch of salt. The video is light-hearted and is purely speculative*
Alisson - Liverpool
Alisson would be 32-years-old and would definitely have paid off his £67 million transfer fee if he’s still around by 2025.
Adrian - Retired
Adrian would be 38 and he’s not going to find a better gig than being a back-up goalkeeper for the English, European and world champions, is he?
Trent Alexander-Arnold - Liverpool
Alexander-Arnold would be a proper Liverpool legend in five years’ time. He’d still only be 26.
Virgil van Dijk - Liverpool
Van Dijk would be 34 and he’d probably still be one of the best defenders in world football. He may lose his pace but we’re sure strikers would still struggle to dribble past him.
Joe Gomez - Liverpool
If Gomez plays alongside Van Dijk for the next five years, he could be an incredible centre-back by the time he’s 28.
Dejan Lovren - Guangzhou Evergrande
If Lovren is still a Liverpool player next season, it would be a surprise. He’d be 36 and a nice final payday in China would no doubt appeal.
Joel Matip - West Ham
Matip would be 33 by 2025. If Gomez and Van Dijk have formed a formidable partnership, he may look to move on in order to gain first-team football.
Andy Robertson - Liverpool
Just earlier this week, Robertson said: “If I could retire at Liverpool, then I’d bite your hand off for it now.”
We’re not sure a 31-year-old Robertson would have quite the same energy as the 26-year-old currently does.
Jordan Henderson - Inter Milan
Henderson would be 35 and, if Sir Alex Ferguson is correct, will be suffering from injuries due to his running style. He’ll always be a Liverpool legend for lifting the Champions League and their first ever Premier League trophy but he might fancy a new challenge abroad towards the end of his career.
Fabinho - Liverpool
The Brazilian has been the side’s unsung hero this season and, at the age of 31, could still be breaking up opponent’s attacks for Klopp’s side.
Gini Wijnaldum - PSV
Wijnaldum’s current contract expires at the end of next season and there are doubts over his Liverpool future. He’ll be 34 in 2025 and could well return to his native country and his former club.
James Milner - Leeds
Will Milner still be playing at the age of 39!? His boyhood club - Leeds - are set to be promoted this season. The midfielder made his professional debut for the club at 16 and became the Premier League’s youngest ever goalscorer back in 2002. Don’t be surprised if he ends up at Elland Road in the coming years.
Adam Lallana - Retired/Pundit
Lallana will leave Liverpool this summer and is on the lookout for a new club. He’ll be 37-years-old by 2025 and is likely to have hung up his boots.
Naby Keita - Napoli
Keita has shown glimpses of his talent since the Premier League resumed but does he have a long-term future at Anfield? By 30, he may have been moved on.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain - Newcastle
At 26, Oxlade-Chamberlain is probably in the peak of his career and is struggling to start regularly. By 31, he may well be seeking a new challenge and first-team football.
Takumi Minamino - Bayern Leverkusen
Liverpool fans haven’t seen too much of Minamino since his January arrival. The Japanese international will be 30 in five years’ time and probably won’t stick around at Liverpool for a lengthy spell.
Xherdan Shaqiri - LA Galaxy
Shaqiri probably won’t last beyond this summer at Liverpool. He’s got bags of technical ability and will still be a decent player at the age of 32. A move to MLS seems plausible.
Divock Origi - Leicester
Origi is a cult hero at Liverpool thanks to the important goals he’s scored. His brace against Barcelona in the Champions League semi-final and his strike in the final will never be forgotten. But is he actually that good? He’ll be 30 in 2025 and, while he might still be in the Premier League, surely won’t be at Liverpool.
Mohamed Salah - Real Madrid
Champions League winner. Premier League winner. Golden Boot winner. Salah has achieved everything at Liverpool at you couldn’t blame him for wanting a new challenge in the next few years. He’ll be 33 by then and could be tempted with a move to Real Madrid - as long as Sergio Ramos is no longer there...
Roberto Firmino - Liverpool
Firmino is key to Liverpool’s system - despite not scoring a home goal in the Premier League this season. Would he be quite as good trying to play for another side in a different system? Probably not.
Sadio Mane - Juventus
Cristiano Ronaldo out, Sadio Mane in? The Senegalese superstar would be 32 and still one of the best players in the world. He’s already been at Liverpool for four seasons so it seems unlikely he’d stick around for a further five.
Jurgen Klopp - Liverpool
Unless Klopp goes back on his word and signs a contract extension, he will be leaving the club in 2024. No matter what happens between now and then, he’ll go down as one of the club’s greatest ever managers.
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