Liverpool’s 2022/23 season was a bit of a mess.
After pushing Manchester City to the limit for several years, Liverpool were once again expected to challenge for the Premier League last time out.
However, a leaky defence and issues in midfield meant Liverpool ended the season down in 5th place, with no trophies and no Champions League football.
The Reds have since signed two quality midfielders to help rebuild their squad, but Ryan Babel still has his reservations heading into the new campaign:
“With the signings they’re very promising,” Ryan Babel told the talkSPORT Breakfast Show on Tuesday. “At the same time we know the intensity and how Jurgen Klopp overall wants to play, it’s always a question to see if the players can adapt to the playing style.
“They played a friendly [on Monday], I haven’t seen it but I got the notifications on my phone and they conceded a few goals in the last part of the game – 4-4.
“I think there’s still a lot of work to do but again, I’m a Liverpool fan, I have good hopes. I trust Jurgen Klopp. I know that he knows last season was of course not good enough, so this season they definitely have to step it up.”