Much was expected from Liverpool last season, after running so close to winning their first ever Premier League title. They spent big money, even if they lost talismanic striker Luis Suarez to Barcelona. However it failed to materialise. Non of their summer signings caused much of a stir, with the exception maybe of Emre Can, who was played out of position on order to fit in. So what will this season hold?
Many people claimed they added too much too soon, and Liverpool have set of like a train this season also. Potentially looking like losing their best player from the previous season in Raheem Stirling, they are already using any potential transfer money to strengthen. Bringing in Firmino, Ings, Milner and soon Clyne. Is this looking similar to old problems? Losing a top player and panic buying an entire new squad.
Hopefully for Liverpool fans this will not be the case. They have invested in more proven Premier League players, as opposed to foreign imports so this is a bonus. Also the players who flopped last season have had time to gel, and will be looking to really kick on and get even more playing time. This Could be the most crucial with the likes of Lallana, Lovren and Markovic needing to step up and prove they can be big players at Anfield.
An out and out striker is a must, with questions over Daniel Sturidge’s fitness still being asked. Super Mario has failed and will leave, and Ings is young and still rough around the edges. A big For Sevilla hit man Carlos Bacca is imminent, and Liverpool will look to secure him and get him settled quickly.
Jordan Henderson will have Steven Gerrard’s huge boots to fill, and will look to be aided by fellow national team member James Milner. Creating a Midfield with lots of energy and drive. They can supply the ever improving Coutinho, so he is free to create and be the free spirit that sees him perform at his best.
Careful strengthening and proper gelling of a squad should see Brendan Rogers succeed in what will be a do or die season, with Jurgen Klopp sniffing around if he should stumble. He needs to rely on established players and hit the ground running. Consistent tactical and team selection will help, and is a must if his new players are to fully understand what is required of them.