Can Liverpool conquer the Premier League once again after a rather successful transfer market this summer or will they crumble?
Jurgen Klopp has come as a blessing for Liverpool as the German manager has successfully turned the fortune around from the Merseyside club from a sleeping European giant to serial winners. A couple of smart investments over the seasons and a squad that fully understands his tactical setup have led to the Reds recent success in the Champions League and the Premier League.
The Merseyside club began their transfer window with offloading deadwood from the dressing room as they found suitors for their Croatian defender, Dejan Lovren for 12 million euros. On the contrary, Liverpool chose not to renew Nathaniel Clyne‘s contract and released him as a free agent as well. Klopp chose to strengthen his bench by securing a move for the Greek full-back, Konstantinos Tsimikas for 13 million euros.
Moving up the pitch, the German manager has heavily relied on the trio of Gini Wijnaldum, Fabinho, and English skipper Jordan Henderson. With quality on the bench with players such as young Harvey Elliott, Naby Keïta, Alex Oxlade Chamberlain, and Xherdan Shaqiri, the midfield seemed well balanced.
Nonetheless, the Liverpool board grabbed the chance to sign one of the most underrated midfielders of the generation, Thiago Alcantara. The move for the former Bayern Munich midfielder resulted in the departure of Adam Lallana after the 32-year old’s contract expired this summer.
Liverpool bolstered their attack by signing Diogo Jota from Wolves for a hefty amount of 42 million pounds in order to release pressure from their first choice attackers as the season is extremely long and demanding. The Reds aims to retain its Premier League crown as they go against significantly improved clubs in the league and once again set their sights on reaching the European summit of club competition’s, the UEFA Champions League.
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