Another season begins with some massive changes to the club, notably with a new manager coming in to try and stabilise the ship and build some foundations for the following seasons.
Oussama Assaidi (£6.2M), Joe Allen (£15M), Fabio Borini (£9M), Nuri Sahin (loan) + Joe Cole and Danni Pacheco have come back from loan.
Assaidi on the left wing should be good and Allen + Sahin in midfield who are both technical and creative players. Just looking at the shocking performances of Charlie Adam, Shelvey and Spearing, it’s no wonder Brendan Rodgers has moved quickly to get some new blood in the midfield. The return from injury of Lucas should complete the setup, with Stevie G providing the anchor for at least another season.
Borini has been bought to try and bolster the very poor finishing of Suarez and looks lively. More creativity from midfield is needed, but finishing was a major issue last season.
Bellamy, Aquilani, Maxi, Kuyt have all been sold. I would have said all (except Aquilani) were some of our best performers last season so it will be interesting to see how the team adapts to missing them.
These guys have been huge servants to LFC over the years and have provided some very important goals. Of the group, I will miss Kuyt the most – always reliable and worked his arse off every game. Could hold the ball up well and when given a chance in the centre, was a good finisher.
A left back is badly needed to provide cover for Enrique and someone to replace Carragher who is now 700+ games into his LFC career.