Liverpool supporters have been in high spirits in the Transfer Tavern in the last few days after seeing their side all but seal their place in the quarter-finals of the Champions League courtesy of a 5-0 success over Porto in the first leg of their last 16 tie on Wednesday.
Jurgen Klopp’s men went into their clash with the Portuguese giants off the back of a 2-0 win over Southampton in their previous encounter, a result which moved them to within two points of second place Manchester United in the Premier League table. And the Reds continued their fine form on Wednesday as a hat-trick from Sadio Mane as well as strikes from Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino sealed a comprehensive victory for the Merseysiders, all but booking their place in the last eight.
Subsequently, there have been many thrilled Liverpudlians in the Tavern in recent times, several of whom are hoping that their team can continue their wonderful run of form when they return to league action against West Ham on Saturday.
In the meantime though, there has been much for our resident Reds fans to discuss, not least recent comments from manager Klopp that this current Liverpool squad is the best he has had at his disposal.
The Merseyside giants are well-placed for another top four finish in the Premier League and are almost certain to make the last eight of the Champions League, efforts that arguably cannot be achieved without sufficient depth.
And Klopp has since labelled this squad the best he had ever had, in comments which have stimulated some bemusement among many Liverpool supporters on Twitter…
1 injury away from ings or solanke as no.1 centre forward. cor that is mighty strength in depth
— elmo (@elmo2610) February 19, 2018
We have numbers alright. It’s the quality I’d question
— Ciaran McKeogh (@Ciaran_El) February 19, 2018
I know I sound ungrateful, team look great etc ! But come on! Solanke, ings lallana etc are not good enough to replace salah, mane and firmino if any of them get injured
— PaleFire (@palefireX) February 19, 2018
Are you insane? Injuries to firmino and Salah and we are down to depending on Danny Ings!! #noambition
— 16 czechoslovakians (@hillysaval) February 19, 2018
Really? We’re an injury/suspension to Firmino away from starting Ings
— RK (@RCKempy) February 19, 2018
What exactly have we got in squad depth James is this another FSG spin we are 2 injuries away from disaster if any of our 3 up front get injured then who have we got
— michael carter (@michaelcarter73) February 19, 2018
Yeah 1 injury to Firmino and we have a failed Chelsea youngster to replace him.
1 injury to Salah and we have Ben Woodburn.
Great squad depth
— Ahsan Kayani (@AKayani07) February 19, 2018
Funny seen how our depth hasn’t been tested yet. Queue the injuries..
— (@LFCMerchant) February 19, 2018
Liverpool fans… what do you think? Let us know!