Liverpool fans are probably the most fragile fanbase drinking in the Football Transfer Tavern of late given Steven Gerrard’s emotional Anfield farewell on Saturday, followed up by Monday evening’s shocking news that Raheem Sterling is looking for a way out of Merseyside.
With the Reds potentially set to be without their bright young thing in Sterling as well as club legend Gerrard next term, Brendan Rodgers knows that he has to bring in multiple new faces who perform a hell of a lot better than the likes of Mario Balotelli, Adam Lallana and Lazar Markovic who have flattered to deceive this term.
What’s really thrown the spanner in the works however is the fact that Liverpool are set to qualify for the Europa League and not the Champions League as they did last term, bringing with it the harder possibility of signing the very best names in the game.
It isn’t all bad news for Liverpool however with Philippe Coutinho set to remain as well as Jordan Henderson – who is to be instated as captain – not to mention Daniel Sturridge having a whole summer to regain fitness ahead of recapturing his very best form.
Nevertheless, Reds fans will want to see Rodgers – a man questioned over his signings – to pull a few rabbits out of the hat this time round to convince everybody that he is still the man for the job long-term.
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