FIFA 19 Career Mode Guide: Liverpool

Liverpool last won a domestic honour in 2012, when Kenny Dalglish took charge of a League Cup winning side, and the Reds’ board want that put right if you decide to take the Anfield hot seat on FIFA 19.

So to prepare you for the challenge, Football FanCast have compiled a team guide looking at everything you need to know, from the budget and who to buy, to the stars to sell and the ones to grow.

The board’s expectations

Jurgen Klopp made the Merseyside outfit challengers on multiple fronts once again, but have so far fallen short at the final hurdle.

In your first season in charge, you are expected to win both the Premier League and FA Cup, but also take your success to the European stage and reach the Champions League final, with an eye on Liverpool’s sixth trophy.

The transfer kitty

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The Fenway Sports Group have not been afraid to spend a pretty penny of late, and it has seen Liverpool bring in a wealth of talent, with Alisson Becker and Virgil van Dijk key additions in 2018.

Liverpool do, however, still need a few new names in the roster book, so you are allocated a budget of £94million to do your dealings with. But bear in mind you also have £251,000 for wages, so a marquee addition is easily viable.

Three players to buy

Jonathan Tah

Van Dijk was a game changer for Klopp, but he needs a strong centre-back partner alongside him if you want instant success.

Joe Gomez can go on to reach a potential rating of 88, but steal a march with Bayer Leverkusen’s Jonathan Tah. The German is a pacey unit of a defender with an 88 standing tackle and 84 sliding.

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Elseid Hysaj

There aren’t too many strong right-backs in FIFA 19 and Liverpool could certainly do with a new name to go ahead of Nathaniel Clyne.

One of the best in the game is Napoli’s 24-year-old Elseid Hysaj, who possesses very well rounded stats, and with 87 stamina can work the right channel all game long.

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Mikel Oyarzabal

A new left-winger may seem an odd player to need when you have Sadio Mane in your ranks, but beyond Liverpool’s first choice forward there is not a number two.

Mohamed Salah has Xherdan Shaqiri to understudy for him, and you should snap up Real Sociedad’s Mikel Oyarzabal as Mane’s. The 21-year-old has the potential to match the Senegalese international’s overall rating and starts with immense dribbling and a delicious cross.

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Three players to sell

Dejan Lovren

One of the key reasons you need another centre-back, beyond supporting van Dijk, is that his replacements are severely lacking. The best of this sorry bunch to sell is Sergio Ramos’ biggest critic – Dejan Lovren.

At 29-years-old, he does not progress much further than his starting 81 rating and will soon be found out as you up the difficulty.

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Jordan Henderson

With the addition of Naby Keita and Fabinho in the summer, you have no need for the former Sunderland man.

The 28-year-old has two years to run on his current contract, but you should look to cash in on his value of £16million as he is not the important squad player he once was.

Nathaniel Clyne

Even if you don’t look to sign a new right-back, Nathaniel Clyne cannot be kept lurking around.

The former first-team regular is a shadow of the full-back he once was, and is far from the perfect defender when you have Trent Alexander-Arnold waiting in the wings. 

Three for the future

Dominic Solanke

Liverpool are gifted with a wealth of options at striker, but keep in mind the academy graduates when you look beyond Roberto Firmino.

One of the best is Dominic Solanke, who starts off 70 rated but can leap to 84, making the 21-year-old a great back up for the cup competitions over Divock Origi.

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Rhian Brewster

If you are the kind of manager who likes to think long-term, then you should also spare a thought for 18-year-old Rhian Brewster. The teenager starts life as a lonely 62 rated striker, but you can take great satisfaction in watching the nimble dribbler develop a killer touch in front of goal.

Curtis Jones

When you’re weeding out the deadwood in midfield, make sure to keep 17-year-old Curtis Jones on your books. The central prospect is one of the best young midfielders Liverpool have to offer and will develop an eye for an assist.

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