This evening in the Football Transfer Tavern, our resident Liverpool fans are all raising a pint to Steven Gerrard who scored his first goal on a dream debut for the LA Galaxy against San Jose Earthquakes in the Western Conference last night.
Sporting some Liverpool shin-pads as were spotted by the cameraman to boot, Gerrard had a beaming smile after the match – something Reds fans haven’t seen for a long while after a difficult last 18 months spent in England.
While Reds fans have known for a long while now that they’ll have to endure life without their former talismanic captain in 2015/16, Liverpool fans’ spirits have been high after Brendan Rodgers swiftly moved for a number of reinforcements this summer.
So far, James Milner, Danny Ings, Joe Gomez, Adam Bogdan, Roberto Firmino and Nathaniel Clyne have arrived and with Liverpool having agreed to meet Christian Benteke’s £32.5 million release clause in the last few days, the Belgian striker looks like he’ll be completing the jigsaw for the Reds.
Rodgers was also busy in the market last summer but failed to successfully get the best out of Adam Lallana, Lazar Markovic and Mario Balotelli last season so there will be a certain pressure on the Northern Irishman to quickly gel his new recruits this time around.
With Liverpool’s squad seemingly transforming by the week so far this summer, we’re taking this moment to devise what we believe to be their strongest eleven for the forthcoming campaign.
Click on the image below to reveal what we believe to be Liverpool’s strongest XI for this season.