Liverpool, the club synonymous with glory, fantastic supporters, dicey transfer windows and never quite reaching their full potential. Yet the last two seasons under Jurgen Klopp will give any Liverpool supporter hope and excitement, while every competitor looks on with intrigue and fear.
The newfound stability that Klopp has brought to the team last season has also transferred into the beginning of the 2018/19 season. The Reds have made four big name transfers in this window, namely Alisson Becker, Fabinho, Xherdan Shaqiri and Naby Keita, all of whom were met with praise and excitement at the club.
Klopp has not been scared to spend big money on supposedly “big problems”, with Alisson replacing the now infamous Loris Karius for a world record fee, and an earlier record breaker in Virgil van Dijk in order to seal up the defence.
Naby Keita has long been awaited at the Merseyside club after it became clear that the departure of Emre Can and the injury to Chamberlain would have a sufficient impact on the Liverpool midfield.
So far, the new signings seem to have paid off, with the Reds completing a fantastic pre-season in which their only defeat came at the hands of Borussia Dortmund.
Mohammed Salah has also continued his blistering for from last season, with the Egyptian scoring regularly alongside Sturridge, Mane and even Shaqiri who scored a world class goal on his debut against Manchester United in the USA.
Players to watch this season are most definitely Mo Salah, Roberto Firmino, Shaqiri, Keita and Alisson. All have the potential to make or break the Liverpool season and end the 25-year trophy drought that Liverpool fans have had to agonizingly endure.
Overall, Liverpool have managed to bolster an already strong squad with new signings and youth talent that should have a positive impact at the club. Beyond that, the 3-1 win against Torino at Anfield last night rounded off an almost impeccable pre-season full of goals and good form that the players can bring into the first game of the season against West Ham on Saturday.