How Liverpool fared last season
Last season was all about one man for Liverpool.
Their newly crowned Egyptian King.
He scored 44 goals in just 52 games including 11 in the Champions League as Liverpool reached their eighth European Cup final.
They faced the mighty Real Madrid in Kiev; Real were looking to win their 13th European title and third in a row.
Two huge mistakes from Loris Karius meant the result ended 3-1 in the Spanish side’s favour and Liverpool’s whirlwind of a season ended in heartbreak.
That was the third final they’ve been in three years under Klopp so will the Germany finally get his hands on silverware as Liverpool manager?
What’s changed at Liverpool this summer
Jürgen Klopp and the Liverpool board have really gone for it this summer and are so far the biggest spenders.
There could be a new look midfield with Fabinho alongside Naby Keïta who combined cost around £100 million.
They’ve also paid Xherdan Shaqiri’s relegation clause to add strength and depth to their frightening attack.
But arguably the biggest signing of them all is Brazilian number 1 Alisson.
Whether it was Mignolet or Karius between the sticks, they were the weak link so to address that they’ve bought one of the world’s very best.
In the remainder of this window expect there to be a lot of departures more than arrivals.
Players like Simon Mignolet, Ragnar Klavan, Marko Grujić, Lazar Marković, Sheyi Ojo, Danny Ings and Divock Origi are all looking likely to leave in search of more regular football.
This could also help Liverpool recoup some of the £175 million they’ve already splashed this summer.
There should be even more exciting times to come at Anfield.
|Alisson.||Goalkeeper.||AS Roma.||£65 million.|
|Fabinho.||Holding midfielder.||AS Monaco.||£43 million.|
|Naby Keïta.||Central midfielder.||RB Leipzig.||£52.75 million.|
|Xherdan Shaqiri.||Right winger.||Stoke City.||£13.5 million.|
|Danny Ward.||Goalkeeper.||Leicester City.||£12.5 million.|
|Jon Flanagan.||Full back.||Rangers.||Free.|
|Emre Can.||Holding midfielder.||Juventus.||Free.|
|Harry Wilson.||Winger.||Derby County.||Loan|
|Ovie Ejaria||Central midfielder.||Rangers.||Loan|
Liverpool predictions for 2018/2019
After last season’s 4th place finish, the minimum aim has to be getting back in the top 4. After their summer acquisitions, they are odds on 2/7 to do that.
They haven’t won the league since way back in 1990 so could they end that drought this season?
They’re currently the second favourites, behind Manchester City, at 9/2.
Despite the fact that Liverpool have won 59 major honours, they have won just a solitary League Cup in the last 11 seasons. Will they lift some silverware this season?
They are 7/1 to win their eighth FA Cup and 15/2 to win the League Cup for a record ninth time.
The last team to win the Champions League after losing in the final the previous season are Bayern Munich just 5 years ago.
Will Liverpool lift their sixth European Cup in Madrid? They are currently 14/1 to do just that.
Liverpool’s squad looks perfectly balanced.
A world class goalkeeper, a solid defence, a vibrant midfield and an unbelievable attack. This team has everything.
They’re set for a season to remember and they should push Manchester City all the way in the title race.
Liverpool’s potential starting XI and squad depth
All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.