Liverpool Transfers: Picking a Starting XI to Include Dempsey & Walcott

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Liverpool Transfers: Picking a Starting XI to Include Dempsey & Walcott
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With the Brendan Rodgers era now well underway, speculation has grown rampant in Merseyside.

Here's a quick snapshot of moves completed, and those rumored for the future.


Done Deals


Fabio Aurelio, Maxi Rodriguez, Dirk Kuyt


Fabio Borini

Borini completed his transfer from AS Roma. According to BBC Sport, the deal is worth a reported £11 million.




Andy Carroll

The Guardian reports that the sweepstakes for the Big Geordie is heating up. According the article, Liverpool is holding out for £20 million as they look to recoup some semblance of their £35 million investment from a year ago.

Fulham, West Ham and Newcastle have all been linked.



Clint Dempsey

In an interview with The Guardian, Rodgers admits that he has made inquiries over Dempsey. At this point, the two sides seem to be haggling over a fee.

Theo Walcott

The Mail claims that a bid of £15 million may be forthcoming. Liverpool is looking to swoop as contract renewal negotiations falter between Arsenal and Walcott.

Joe Allen

ESPN links the young Welshman with a £15 million move to Anfield.



With all this change in mind, I have assembled a projected starting XI.

Doing so is not only entertaining. It also gives us a lens through which to assess the relative likelihood of each deal. It also provides some insight into the thinking of the new manager.

Here are my picks.

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