It’s been an incredibly exciting summer for Liverpool fans – but a bittersweet affair also.
Brendan Rodgers looks to be on the rampage in the transfer market but Liverpool have lost their main man Luis Suarez, after ‘bitegate’, which seemed only to hasten his departure.
It’s a really difficult one to take as he has been the life and soul of Liverpool for the last couple of years.
Liverpool do look as if they have bought some really exciting talent, however, and there will obviously be more to come with the Suarez money in the bank.
Brendan Rodgers will possibly go for more width, at times, than last season having signed two players, in Markovic and Lallana, who can do a job on the wings. That said, Lallana may end up regularly playing through the middle as he’s not best known for his pace. We’d have Sterling out wide for sure.
In the midfield, Emre Can has really set tongues wagging with a super, albeit brief, first appearance for Liverpool. But we think that Gerrard and Henderson will start the season in a ‘2’ in front of the defence.
If Alberto Moreno does make the move and Dejan Lovren completes his transfer then the defence will look a lot more solid. But we do hope that Jon Flanagan gets a game rather than seeing his brilliant start begin to stutter. We are putting him on the right instead of Glen Johnson, who looks tired. And we certainly wouldn’t discount Liverpool bringing in another right-back either – Micah Richards anyone?
So here’s the team that Liverpool could start with – based on players who have signed and the ones who look like the most serious targets.
Liverpool fans: let’s have your thoughts.
Liverpool (4-2-3-1): Mignolet, Moreno, Skrtel, Lovren, Flanagan – Gerrard, Henderson – Lallana, Coutinho, Sterling – SturridgeFollow @soccersweep10