Liverpool: Six exciting ways the Reds could line up if they sign Thiago and Ousmane Dembele

Liverpool's lineups would be exciting

Liverpool are on the verge of completing their first major summer signing. 

Thiago has agreed to join the Premier League champions, departing Bayern Munich on Friday. 

He'll cost £27m and considering he's renowned as one of the best midfielders in Europe, that could turn out to be quite a bargain. 

But that's not the only interesting news Liverpool fans have heard this week. 

According to Spanish publication SPORT, the Reds have made an approach to sign Barcelona's Ousmane Dembele on loan. 

Should he link up with Jurgen Klopp's side too, it would be a solid end to a transfer window that was in danger of being rather dull for Liverpool.

News that Dembele could join from Barca is rather exciting and here at GIVEMESPORT, we've decided to take a look at six ways the Premier League champions could line up next season. 

Dembele could be on his way to Anfield

Check them out below: 

1. 4-3-3 (Without Salah)

Liverpool's strongest formation is 4-3-3 but to fit Dembele into the system, he'd need to replace either Sadio Mane or Mo Salah. 

In this lineup, he's taken the latter's spot, while Thiago partners Jordan Henderson in midfield. 

This is Liverpool's most likely formation

2. 4-2-3-1 (Attacking)

Just imagine if Klopp lines up with four attacking players next season, Liverpool would be almost unstoppable.

But with Dembele in their ranks, it could happen. Here's he's taken Salah's position on the right-wing and the Egyptian has moved into the centre-forward position.  

Firmino plays just behind him in a supporting role, while Mane's on the left. The midfield is left a little bit light - and that's why we've picked Fabinho over Henderson to protect the defence. 

This could be a popular choice

3. 4-2-3-1 (Alternate)

Very similar to the set-up above, Klopp could play with the same four attackers, just in different positions. 

This time, Firmino stays at CF and Dembele is supporting him from behind. Salah and Mane take their traditional positions on the wings. 

Henderson also slots in next to Thiago here, in front of what we believe is Liverpool's strongest back line. 

This is another way Liverpool could line up

4. 4-3-3 (Cup fixtures)

For this setup, we've made changes all over the pitch. But it's one Klopp could use in the cup to rest his best attacking players. 

Dembele lines up with Takumi Minamino and Divock Origi up top, while the midfield is as strong as ever. 

We've decided to select what could be seen as Liverpool's 'weakest' backline for this one. Both Virgil van Dijk and Alisson are rested. 

This looks like Liverpool's weakest side

5. 4-3-3 (Alternate) 

We're going back to a strong attacking trio here. 

If Firmino is out injured, or simply isn't scoring goals, Klopp could always shift Salah into CF for a breath of fresh air. 

Dembele would take his place on the wing and the midfield trio of Thiago, Henderson and Fabinho would provide a mix of attacking and defensive qualities. 

Salah could also line up as ST

6. 4-2-4 (Ultra-attacking)

This is by far our favourite - and it's probably only one Klopp would use in an emergency. 

He could fit all four attacking players in the same lineup, with Firmino and Salah partnering at centre-forward, with Dembele and Mane for support. 

Obviously, the midfield is left short with just Henderson and Thiago. Perhaps this is something the Reds would use if they're chasing goals. 

Liverpool could go ultra-attacking

As you can see, Klopp will have plenty of players at his disposal next season. If he can get Dembele and Thiago over the line, Liverpool will be very exciting to watch. 

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