Liverpool confirm squad numbers for new signings

Published 7 Comments

Liverpool have confirmed the squad numbers of their new summer signings.

Roberto Firmino, who moved to the Reds for £29.5 million from Bundesliga side Hoffenheim, will wear the No. 11 shirt, following the likes of former club captain Jamie Redknapp snd 2005 Champions League winner Vladimir Smicer.

£12 million signing Nathaniel Clyne, who became Liverpool's fourth signing from Southampton in 12 months, has been handed the No. 2 shirt. He takes the number from Glen Johnson, who moved to Stoke City on a free transfer earlier this week.


Want to become a GMS writer? Sign up now and submit a 250 word test article:

Article continues below

Adam Bogdan, who'll likely play bridesmaid to Simon Mignolet for the goalkeeper's spot in Brendan Rodgers' side, has been given No. 34 and 18-year-old Joe Gomez, who signed from Charlton Athletic for £3.5 million, will wear No. 12. 

Divock Origi has finally met up with the Liverpool squad after he spent last season on loan at Ligue 1 side Lille following his £10 million move from the French club last summer, will carry the No. 27 on his back.

Article continues below

The announcement follows the confirmation of James Milner wearing the iconic No. 7 shirt whilst Danny Ings takes No. 28. 

New Recruits

Following the sale of Raheem Sterling to Manchester City for £49 million, Rodgers will be desperate to spend a large proportion of that money on a striker.

Christian Benteke is reportedly Liverpool's top target, however, they will be forced to meet the £32.5 million buy-out clause in his Aston Villa contract as the Birmingham-based side are reluctant to sell. 

If Benteke does move to the Reds, that'll likely be the catalyst for Rickie Lambert to leave, with West Bromwich Albion and Bournemouth both interested. Benteke would probably wear the No.9 shirt, taking over from Lambert.

Liverpool have also been linked to Borussia Dortmund playmaker, Marco Reus, who'd be the replacement for Sterling.

The Merseyside outfit are reportedly weighing up a £46 million offer for the Germany international after he signed a new five-year with Dortmund in just February.

If, however, Liverpool did sign Reus, he could take on Steven Gerrard's monumental No. 8 following his departure to Major League Soccer side Los Angeles Galaxy after 17 years at Anfield.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

Nathanial Clyne
Premier League

Article Comments

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again