Liverpool supporters have been making a lot of noise in the Transfer Tavern this week after seeing their side batter West Ham 4-1 in the Premier League on Sunday, thus securing a third win in the space of just seven days.
Jurgen Klopp’s men went into their clash with the struggling Hammers off the back of comfortable victories over Huddersfield Town and Maribor, and first half strikes from Mohamed Salah and Joel Matip set them on their way to another three points at the London Stadium. And although Manuel Lanzini gave the hosts hope ten minutes into the second half, that was soon banished thanks to Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s first league goal for the club, before Salah bagged his second and Liverpool’s fourth 15 minutes from time to seal the victory.
Thus, there have been many happy Liverpudlians in the Tavern this week, many of whom are in optimistic mood that their side have turned a corner after a largely unspectacular start to the campaign, and as such they are already relishing their team’s clash with Southampton in nine days’ time after the international break.
Nonetheless, there is still plenty for our resident Reds supporters to get their teeth into during the fortnight’s interruption, not least that the January transfer window opens in little over six weeks’ time, and manager Klopp may well look to delve into it in a bid to bolster his ranks.
The Merseyside giants are fifth in the Premier League table and have yet to book their place in the last 16 of the Champions League despite leading their group, so clearly much work is still needed to be done at Anfield to make the club competitive for major honours once again.
Thus, here are THREE areas that Liverpool must improve in January if they are to challenge for the title this season and in years to come…