Home Football Liverpool Summer To Do List

Liverpool Summer To Do List

Liverpool has had an incredible season, and finishing in the top four is almost a certainty, but the current squad is not geared up for another batch of mid-week games against Europe’s best.

Here is a list of potential signings and spellings that I think Liverpool need to do in order to re-establish themselves as a world-class side.

Clear out the deadwood

Liverpool has used virtually the same starting XI for most of their games this season, due to the lack of quality in depth. Summer signing Iago Aspas has had limited chances to get in front of the two most in-form strikers in the Premier League; but when his chance has come, he has struggled to score and looks very unlikely to challenge for a starting spot.

Brendan Rodgers signed the Spaniard for around £8 million from Liga BBVA side Celta Vigo. Also, first choice left back Jose

Enrique has struggled with fitness this season, but youngster Jon Flanagan has looked a more than capable replacement, and may in fact take the Spaniards starting Premier League spot.

The 28-year-old former Newcastle man has struggled to fit in at Anfield since his arrival for £7 million in 2011 and if Liverpool want to challenge in all competitions next season; they will need quality depth in this position. I would recommend selling both of these players in order to give space for better quality as well as earning more money to spend on the squad.

Another player who has struggled to find a spot in the Liverpool team this season is young Luis Alberto, who has shown glimpses of developing into a decent player in the future after making 9 substitute appearances in the Premier League earning an assist along the way.

At only 21, he looks sure to be a future star however while chances are limited I thing the young forward should be sent out on loan to gain more first-team experience over the next season.

Add proven quality to the squad

In order to challenge in Europe’s best competition, Liverpool will need proven quality added to their squad in the following positions:

LB:- Jose Enrique is not a good fit for the Reds and Jon Flanagan is too inexperienced to play all the Champions League fixtures on top of all the Premier League games thus a quality left should be a must for Brendan Rodgers this summer. The club are already reportedly linked with Real Madrid favourite Marcelo and Barcelona’s versatile Adriano as possible additions.

CB:- Despite Liverpool’s impressive scoring record this season; there have been some critical mistakes made at the back with Martin Skrtel netting two own goals, and Kolo Toure infamously handing West Brom a point from a lazy back pass.

Managing only 10 clean sheets this season and conceding 40 goals, proves that Liverpool would benefit from a reliable and rock solid centre-back capable of playing in the Premier League and the Champions League.

The answer could be long-term target Kyriakos Papadopoulos or Bayern Munich star Jerome Boateng, either way the added competition for places could inspire life into their current defence.

DM:- Current anchor man Lucas Leiva is struggling for fitness again this season, but despite this the Brazilian has managed to put in some very decent performances. The player’s attitude and commitment is admirable and thus he should be played whenever possible.

Unfortunately though this isn’t very often due to many long term injuries that have plagued his entire career, another defensive midfielder should be a must this summer for Brendan Rodgers, and the club are already reportedly lining up bids for Romulo and Yann M’Vila who are both currently playing in the Russian League.

M’Vila has played European matches with his side Rubin Kazan and may be preferable over the Brazilian Romulo as he also struggles for fitness often. Jordan Henderson has been a stand out performer for the Red’s this season and has come on leaps and bounds after a very disappointing first season with Liverpool, and Joe Allen has also shown signs of improvement however he is still a way off matching his £15 million value.

W:- Another stand out performer this season has been Raheem Sterling who has shown ability and composure beyond his 19 years. The young Englishmen have managed 6 goals and 5 assists in his 28 appearances and are in real contention to go to the World Cup finals in Brazil this summer.

However, Sterling remains the only natural winger at Liverpool, with Phillipe Coutinho and Daniel Sturridge bother preferring central roles. Liverpool would benefit from the signature of another wide man, such as out-of favour Xherdan Shaqiri or January target Evgen Konoplyanka.

CF:- It’s hard to imagine another striker being picked ahead of either Luis Suarez or Daniel Sturridge at the moment but Liverpool could do with a bit more quality depth in the position. On-loan Italian forward Fabio Borini has been Sunderlands stand out best player this season and on return to the Red’s he could find himself with more playing time than in his first season after joining from Roma.

However perhaps a more top quality striker would be a better option with frustrated Manchester United forward Javier Hernandez looking to be available at the end of the season, Anfield could be the perfect destination.

Liverpool have also been linked with in-form Rodrigo from SL Benfica and Udinese’s Luis Muriel in recent months and all of these strikers could add a special something to the Liverpool line-up.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

RELATED ARTICLES

Leeds Rock Villa Boat as Bamford Pounces

Bamford's first hat-trick for Leeds ensures victory over Villa

Billy Joe Saunders Defends WBO Title against Martin Murray on December 4.

Eddie Hearn of Matchroom Boxing has today confirmed that WBO Super Middleweight Champion Billy Joe Saunders will make his return to the ring after a one-year layoff. Saunders will defend his WBO Crown against fellow Brit Martin Murray on December 4 on Sky Sports and DAZN. A contest between Saunders and Murray has been scheduled two times prior for Saunders' WBO Middleweight Belt in 2018 but postponed both times due to injuries from Billy Joe. Murray...

Super Rugby Unlocked 2020: Bulls Vs Sharks

Every South African rugby fan will shift their attention to Loftus Versveld, Pretoria this Saturday at the Super Rugby Unlocked the latest game between the Blue Bulls and The Sharks; both with plenty of pride to play for in this South African rugby derby. Both Bulls and Sharks have a vast blend of youth and experience, as both teams are leading contenders to lift the South African Super Rugby Unlocked trophy this year. Previous Meetings: In many...

UFC 254: Khabib vs Gaethje – Main Card Preview

Main Card Preview UFC 254: UFC 254: Khabib vs. Gaethje will take place on October 24, 2020, at the Flash Forum on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Khabib will look to defend his UFC title against Justin Gaethje in a fight Island classic for the ages. The co-main event features former middleweight champion Robert Whittaker taking on rising top contender Jared Cannonier. The 3 Fights To Look Forward To; Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Justin Gaethje Khabib Nurmagomedov...

Evander Holyfield – The Real Deal

Boxers have always had nicknames; sometimes chosen by themselves, sometimes bestowed upon them by the public or some other third party. The point of a nickname has either been to in some way highlight the intimidation factor of the boxer, or to help with the marketing of the fighter through the “catchiness” of the name. There’ve been some doozies, too. Jake “The Raging Bull” LaMotta, “Sugar” Ray Robinson, Seales, or Leonard, “Iron” Mike Tyson, or...

Can Barcelona Achieve Success This Season?

Will it be the fourth year that Barcelona faces a humiliating season or will they get their hands on the Champions League trophy for the sixth time? It has been a long time since 2015, that Barcelona last won the Champions League. What’s more disheartening are the heavy losses, the team has been suffering for the past few years. Obviously, last year's famous 8-2 thrashing from Bayern Munich highlighted the hollowness created in the team. And...

Fabinho Acrobatics Seals Liverpool Win

Reds opean European campaign with a win and solid defensive display

The Rejuvenation of Isaiah Thomas During the Pandemic

Isaiah Thomas has seen highs and lows like no other all-star in the NBA. From being an MVP candidate who finished 3rd in regular-season - MVP voting averaging of 29 points per game, to being traded the next year. And then being traded two more times from Washington to Denver and then on to the LA Clippers and then cut by the Clippers, it has been a real roller-coaster ride (not a good one)...

Lazio FC – The Rich History of Società Sportiva Lazio

Lazio Football Club is an Italian football club based in Rome, known mainly for their love for the beautiful game of soccer. They are annual participants in the Italian top league, Serie A, and usually pull their weight in challenging for titles and trophies. They have been Italian Scudetto winners twice in 1974 and 2000, and have lifted the prestigious Coppa Italia a whopping seven times, the Supercoppa Italiana three times and the European collections...

2020 World Series Preview/ Exciting Championship Reviews

A preview of the Dodger facing off against the Rays in the World Series. The Braves-Dodgers and Rays-Astros series wrap-up.
Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!