Liverpool have an impressive squad – it’s probably the best lineup of lads I’ve seen at Anfield since I started watching football around the turn of the millennium.
Even though this team managed to overturn the odds and win the Champions League last season, some fans are crying out for the Reds to make a signing.
To be fair, fresh faces are exciting – you wonder whether the manager has uncovered a star, but it doesn’t make or break a team.
If we lose a top player, I expect us to replace said top player, but we’ve kept everyone. Only Daniel Sturridge and Alberto Moreno have moved on, and Jurgen Klopp never seemed too keen on the duo, truth be told.
Look at Spurs – they managed to each the Champions League final last season, and made no improvements in their squad last summer.
That being said, Trent Alexander-Arnold’s recent comments are likely to disappoint fans that were hoping for some late action in the transfer window.
“I think the manager has said this is the team that’s going to get us through the next season so we need to embrace it and buy into the idea of what the manager tells us about how he wants us to play,” he told the club’s official site.
“I am sure we’ll try to go out there every game, put in performances and I am sure we will stay in and around winning things and keep pushing other teams to do well as well.”
While some will be saddened by the suggestion we may be finished in the market after bringing in Sepp van den Berg and Harvey Eilliott, I’d suggest we look at the positives.
Sepp, Elliott, Yasser Larouci, Adam Lewis, Rhian Brewster, Bobby Ducan and, if we keep him, Harry Wilson are all effectively new signings going into the new season.
As are – and I do apologise for this – Adam Lallana, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and, for the most part, Naby Keita, but it’s true.
These players didn’t have much of a role in our squad last season, but they’ll be keen to make an impression this year.