LIVERPOOL'S deadly strikeforce could be about to get even better next summer.
The Reds have shown no signs of resting on their laurels after lifting the Premier League title, strengthening with the arrivals of Thiago Alcantara and Diogo Jota.
But according to L'Equipe, they still harbour long-term ambitions of signing Paris Saint-Germain superstar Kylian Mbappe.
Jurgen Klopp's side are believed to have twice tried to sign the Frenchman, in 2016 and 2017.
And it's claimed that they have remained "in contact" with his representatives ever since.
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With Mbappe, 21, now openly questioning his PSG future, Liverpool are hoping to pounce ahead of Real Madrid next summer.
But if they were to sign him, where would they be able to fit in all of their outrageous talent?
Let's take a look.
Despite talk that they looked vulnerable against Leeds on the opening day, Liverpool's defensive unit remains an incredibly strong one.
Alisson, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Virgil van Dijk and Andrew Robertson are all key players and nailed-on starters for years to come at Anfield.
And, still only 23, Joe Gomez appears to have won the battle to partner van Dijk at the heart of Klopp's defence.
Although Fabinho proved that he is well capable after an excellent performance shackling Timo Werner at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.
Klopp has predominantly employed a 4-3-3 formation at Liverpool, but could potentially dabble with a 4-2-3-1 for certain games given his personnel.
Thiago Alcantara is surely a certainty to start – having already set a new Premier League passing record in his first 45 minutes in the league.
The Spaniard could partner Fabinho in a new-look two, or feature alongside any of Jordan Henderson, Naby Keita, James Milner or Gini Wijnaldum – although the latter has just one year left on his contract and could depart for Barcelona.
Then Klopp will have to figure out a way of accommodating Diogo Jota, Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino around new signing Mbappe, provided they all stay.
Mane in particular has been looked at by Real Madrid as a perfect signing.
But whichever forwards Klopp, 53, elects to pick – they are bound to terrorise Premier League defences with their pace, skill, movement and finishing ability.
And you certainly wouldn't bet against the Reds getting even stronger.
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