While the long run for Liverpool continues to look shiny amidst a 14-game profitable streak and the current signing of long-term defensive goal Virgil van Dijk, the specter of their present batch of stars in search of to leap ships stays.
Philippe Coutinho and Emre Can proceed to be linked with strikes to Barcelona and Juventus respectively, as their heads have been turned by potential offers from two of Europe’s most dominant and profitable golf equipment.
In ten years Liverpool have gained only one piece of silverware – the League Cup in 2012 – while Juventus and Barcelona have mixed for 38 in the identical interval. A stark and damning statistic when assessing why both participant is in search of a transfer away from Anfield within the close to future.
Nonetheless, while the Reds have but to elevate silverware throughout both gamers tenure on the membership, the optimistic developments on and off the sector ought to show to be a decisive consideration after they assess their choices, as success is seemingly simply across the nook for Liverpool.
The important thing signings of RB Leipzig’s Naby Keita – who arrives in the summertime – Southampton’s Van Dijk and Roma’s Mohamed Salah are all proof of Jurgen Klopp’s pulling energy and his acknowledgement that the backbone of the squad required a drastic overhaul.
Over £160m has been forked out on these three gamers alone to rectify drawback areas which have lengthy been neglected below earlier administration, instilling perception that the membership’s homeowners – Fenway Sports activities Group – have discovered a supervisor that they wholeheartedly consider can information the Reds again to the highest of the Premier League.
A hierarchy of perception and religion which ought to be transmitted all through your entire squad, making a mindset that the group of gamers Klopp assembles within the two upcoming switch home windows is able to doing one thing particular collectively, ending years of harm for individuals who help the membership.
All through Coutinho’s summer season fling with Barcelona, Klopp stated to his star participant on the time:
Nonetheless begs the query why Coutinho would go away an thrilling venture at Liverpool with thrilling gamers to affix an ageing Barcelona squad! Sure, it is his dream to affix them however…..
— Vicki Gilbert (@Vixta184) December 27, 2017
With different prime signings lined up for subsequent season, don’t wager in opposition to Liverpool quickly being Man Metropolis’s closest challengers… Their signings look top of the range and underline ambition.
— John Cross (@johncrossmirror) December 27, 2017