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No Salah, No Van Dijk, No Worries - Carragher exposes how Liverpool will dominate Europe for the next 10 years

Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, and Virgil Van Dijk will all be in their thirties by next season

Luis Diaz was amongst the substitutes for Liverpool in their Champions League clash with Inter Milan (IMAGO/sportphoto24)

Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher has pointed out Liverpool's smart transfer strategy to continue dominating football even after the exit of some of their current stars.

Carragher noted that the Anfield club have made significant young signings over the past transfer windows that had lowered the average age of the squad and that would replace the older team members.

The ex-England international referred to the signings of Ibrahima Konate, Luis Diaz, and Diogo Jota as long-term replacements for established stars like Virgil Van Dijk/Joel Matip, Mohamed Salah, and Sadio Mane/Roberto Firmino.

Carragher told Goal: “This team’s evolving. You see that with Jota coming in, [Ibrahima] Konate at the back, [Kostas] Tsimikas putting pressure on {Andrew] Robertson, Diaz is 25. The team is evolving over the last 18 months.

“The average age of the team is being brought down because a lot of that team has been together for 4/5 years. They’re not getting old. They’re in the prime of their careers, but that can turn quickly. In 12-18 months, those players will be on the wrong side of 30.”

Carragher also praised the way Liverpool have done their business, managing the transition so that it does not affect the quality of the team at the moment.

“I think Liverpool have done good business, and there’s talk of getting Carvalho from Fulham as well, another young player and I’d expect another young player to come in in the summer as well," Carragher explained.

“There haven’t been drastic changes, but they’ve integrated players slowly so it feels like you don’t notice as much that there’s a changing of the guard. That’s the best way to do it.

“Liverpool have done it in a way where it doesn’t feel like they have done it, but when you see the business they’ve done, it’s lowered the age and, in 18 months, I feel like we’ll be looking at a different team."

The trio of Konate, Jota, and Diaz all featured for Jurgen Klopp's side on Wednesday night as Liverpool picked up a 2-0 away victory at Inter Milan in the UEFA Champions League.

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