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Liverpool sign £55m Wolves man and Barcelona starlet as FM24 predicts 2026 starting XI - gallery

Still Liverpool’s number 1 and still going strong with Brazil with Caoimhin Kelleher still waiting in the wings as his deputy
Still Liverpool’s number 1 and still going strong with Brazil with Caoimhin Kelleher still waiting in the wings as his deputy

Football Manager 2024 has been released live on Steam through early access and fans of the popular game are already sinking their teeth into the latest edition.

The series is now over 30-year old and an impressive worldwide database of clubs, players and staff gives gamers the opportunity to take charge of their beloved clubs and attempt to guide them to unprecedented successes. Just for fun, we simulated three years into the future with the new game to see how clubs across the Premier League and the rest of the world had fared.

Here is how the Liverpool starting XI looked in our simulation at the close of the 2026 summer transfer window:

Club captain and defensive stalwart  with an average rating of 7.05 over the past three seasons
Club captain and defensive stalwart with an average rating of 7.05 over the past three seasons
Andy Robertson remains at the club and has been first choice left back the past three years but the £11.75m signing from Fenerbache is being given his chance at the start of the new campaign
Andy Robertson remains at the club and has been first choice left back the past three years but the £11.75m signing from Fenerbache is being given his chance at the start of the new campaign
Another stalwart of the Liverpool defence with an average rating of 7.07, he played every single league game in the 2023/24 and 2025/26 seasons
Another stalwart of the Liverpool defence with an average rating of 7.07, he played every single league game in the 2023/24 and 2025/26 seasons
Moves to Saudi Arabia from Roma in January 2024 but Liverpool pay £53m for him 18 months later and he makes 35 league appearances in his first season
Moves to Saudi Arabia from Roma in January 2024 but Liverpool pay £53m for him 18 months later and he makes 35 league appearances in his first season
Hardly misses a game over the three seasons and is now being deployed as the deepest lying player of Liverpool’s midfield three
Hardly misses a game over the three seasons and is now being deployed as the deepest lying player of Liverpool’s midfield three
The Reds paid £36.5m for the former Newcastle man in 2024 and he is a regular with a hugely impressive 7.16 average rating
The Reds paid £36.5m for the former Newcastle man in 2024 and he is a regular with a hugely impressive 7.16 average rating
£55m was the cost for the Wolves midfielder in January 2025 but he managed just nine league games in the second half of the season
£55m was the cost for the Wolves midfielder in January 2025 but he managed just nine league games in the second half of the season
Mo Salah moves to Saudi Arabia for £104m in 2025 and the Reds look to the future with the capture of the Barcelona starlet on a free transfer as the Spanish club let his deal expire despite scoring 12 La Liga goals
Mo Salah moves to Saudi Arabia for £104m in 2025 and the Reds look to the future with the capture of the Barcelona starlet on a free transfer as the Spanish club let his deal expire despite scoring 12 La Liga goals
Signed for £30m in 2024 and competing for the left wing position with Luis Diaz and Fabio Carvalho
Signed for £30m in 2024 and competing for the left wing position with Luis Diaz and Fabio Carvalho
With an impressive scoring record of 54 Premier League goals in 3 seasons he leads the line ahead of Diogo Jota and Cody Gakpo
With an impressive scoring record of 54 Premier League goals in 3 seasons he leads the line ahead of Diogo Jota and Cody Gakpo
Liverpool finish second in the 2023/24 campaign and then have consecutive fourth place finishes. They lift the EFL Cup and UEFA Europa League in 2024 with Klopp further adding to his legacy
Liverpool finish second in the 2023/24 campaign and then have consecutive fourth place finishes. They lift the EFL Cup and UEFA Europa League in 2024 with Klopp further adding to his legacy
Barcelona wonderkid Lamine Yamal is brought in after Mo Salah’s £104m move to Saudi Arabia (Pic: Getty)
Barcelona wonderkid Lamine Yamal is brought in after Mo Salah’s £104m move to Saudi Arabia (Pic: Getty)