There was some suggestion that Liverpool will look to herald an experienced midfielder, but Carvalho, Bellingham and Ramsay indicate that Ward is purposefully targeting the following generation. Under Edwards, Liverpool largely targeted players of their mid 20s who were just entering the prime of their careers.
But they might need to begin planning for the long run with the likes of Van Dijk, Joel Matip, Thiago, Jordan Henderson and Sadio Mane all 30 and above. Carvalho has already been confirmed and can join the likes of Harvey Elliott, Ibrahima Konate and Curtis Jones as young stars within the Liverpool squad.
And signing each Ramsay and Bellingham would only add to that array of talents for the long run.