Our Liverpool fans here in the Transfer Tavern are counting the cost of a poor first half of the season for not truly challenging for the Premier League title under Jurgen Klopp – although some of their play under the German has simply been very exciting.
Liverpool have looked every bit a Premier League winning team at times, however, the first half of the season – pre-Virgil Van Dijk – saw them suffer with some poor defensive displays. So, if the Reds harbour ambitions of being a genuine Premier League title contender, then they have to have a massive shakeup within their team in the summer and Jurgen Klopp must reveal a ruthless streak in his quest for his first trophy during his Anfield stay, according to many of the punters at the bar.
Our regulars feel that a few players had let the side down when it came to being on top of their game week in, week out and certainly could have been the difference between fighting for the top four and fighting for the title.
With that in mind, our landlord has taken a look at TWO players who should be to blame for them not winning the league this year…
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