“This year is our year…”. The words on the lips of every Liverpool supporter since the birth of the Premier League in 1992. However, this year could actually see success return to Anfield with a number of high profile signings. This puts Liverpool in a strong position to challenge for the title. Especially with the addition of a long awaited world-class goalkeeper.
Having been on a deserved holiday after reaching the semi-finals of the Champions League with Roma, and being part of the Brazil contingent who had a disappointing World Cup run, the world’s most expensive goalkeeper linked up with his new teammates today in Évian, France.
The Brazilian, who cost the Red’s in excess of £60million, could be the difference between them and Manchester City this season. Last season saw Liverpool concede 38 goals, which was the most out of the top four clubs, and eleven more than City managed to keep out. The Champions League final may have also been a different story if it wasn’t for Karius’ two blunders against Real Madrid, which saw Klopp’s mean lose their third final under the German.
Jurgen Klopp has also decided to spend big in the middle of the park, with the addition of Naby Keita from RB Leipzig and Fabinho from AS Monaco. With Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain getting injured late on in the season, it could prove to be a more difficult than anticipated for The Ox to return to the starting eleven since the new pair are having a solid pre-season so far. It could become even more tricky for the ex-Gunner if Klopp decides to revive the Fekir deal which seems very unlikely.