Liverpool enjoyed the perfect start to the campaign as they smashed West Ham United at Anfield, with Mohamed Salah, Daniel Sturridge and Sadio Mane making it onto the scoresheet.
The Reds spent big this summer but more importantly invested in all the right areas as they welcomed the likes of Fabinho, Alisson Becker, Xherdan Shaqiri and Naby Keita to the club. Indeed, it looks as if this could finally be Liverpool’s year if they manage to ensure consistency, with a star-studded squad at Jurgen Klopp’s disposal.
Although, despite drafting in a number of players this summer, it comes as some surprise that the Reds didn’t manage to offload as many players as they perhaps should have.
Indeed, one player in particular has had a tough time of things in seasons gone by and doesn’t look like breaking into the side due to the recent summer signings, so he will be left to stagnate behind the scenes once again.
With that in mind, it’s hard to believe Klopp didn’t shift this Liverpool flop…
Adam Lallana, who is currently rated at £22.5 million (by Transfermarkt), has suffered with a number of injuries over the past few seasons and failed to be used as a substitute against West Ham United on the opening day.
Indeed, it looks as if Liverpool’s summer spending has pushed him out of the side as Jurgen Klopp drafted in two central midfield players, which will have a negative effect on his future at Anfield.
So, it seems silly that the German didn’t look to offload the attacking midfielder on a permanent deal this summer as he finds himself way down the pecking order. And, with the Liverpool boss trying to earn back some funds after a rather busy summer of spending, perhaps he missed a trick by keeping the Englishman.