If Liverpool fix our leaky defence, we could be become anything we want to be!
The only sides in Europe who’ve created more chances this season in Europe’s top five leagues than ourselves are Champions League holders and favourites Real Madrid and Mauricio Pochettino’s wonderful Spurs outfit.
That’s it. Liverpool have created more goalscoring opportunities than Barcelona (who possess arguably the greatest attack of all time), Bayern Munich, PSG, Monaco, Juventus and everyone else as well…
Most chances created in Europe’s top 5 leagues this season:
Real Madrid (477)
Bayern (449) pic.twitter.com/bdvAVWV75A
— AccaTracker App (@AccaTrackerTM) May 5, 2017
In terms of goals scored, we’re seventh, behind Barca, Monaco, Real Madrid, Napoli, Bayern and Chelsea. In short, despite the fact we could perhaps finish a few more of our chances, there’s very little wrong with Liverpool’s attack – even with our supposed best finisher Daniel Sturridge having started just five Premier League games all season.
If we shore up our backline this summer with the hopeful addition of a world-class centre-back (Virgil van Dijk anyone?) then we’ll hopefully be on our way…
We could also do with some physicality and defensive responsibility in midfield, which will help the defence, so Red Bull Leipzig’s Naby Keita would be a timely addition too.
But if we can keep Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Coutinho fit for the majority of next season, good things will happen.