Our Liverpool fans in the Transfer Tavern have had an up and down season so far and this was summed up with the fantastic champion-like win against Man City, only to be followed by the crushing defeat at the hands of Swansea the week after in January.
Jurgen Klopp has brought some of the most exciting and exhilarating football Anfield has seen for a long time, especially this season, but this is often counterbalanced with poor defensive displays. All this was largely prior to Virgil Van Dijk’s £75m arrival from Southampton, which our Reds in the pool room will be hoping should pay off more next season.
For Klopp, this season is more about building for next – where a lot of our regulars believe that they could be title contenders, given the right recruitment in the summer. Indeed, some of the play really has been that promising over the course of this campaign.
Liverpool are on the cusp of securing Champions League football next year and are going well in the competition this campaign so far after reaching the quarter-finals, where they will come up against a certain Pep Guardiola and his City slickers. With that in mind, our landlord has been taking a look at what TWO fixtures could define the Reds season as a successful campaign…