Spot onRegarding Ake, I've seen his name mentioned a few times in these threads. IMO it's debatable if he's a clear upgrade over Lovren or Matip, other than his age. Sure he's a tick more mobile than either of them, but IMO he's a really panicky player that makes questionable decisions, and he isn't overly physical either. He's getting quite a bit of first team action in Bournemouth so I don't know why he would want to come to Liverpool to sit on the bench at this point in his career, much less why Howe would be inclined to sell him. But all that said, the way I understand his deal Chelsea would have the first right to buy-back anyway.
Maquire,Ake,Aziplcueta are all good in a 3. In a back 4 they aren’t anywhere near as dominant as our 4CB’s. So take them out. A cheaper alternative is James Tarowski (happy we are linked with him he’s the Southampton Lovren with a clean slate no random tactics by BR) at Burnley who is in my limited time seeing him way better than England Hero Maguire. Klopp can coach him I doubt he even listens to Dyche but Lovren wasn’t really helped by Rodgers crazy defensive set ups.
He was so lucky it snowed haha
A Rugani or Umtiti or De Light. Otherwise just keep Matip and Degsy makes too much sense.