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Liverpool signing Alisson from AS Roma is not just a sign of intent suggesting that we are ready to fill up the holes in our side by paying the big bucks, oh no, this is more of a sign that we are ready to fight for the trophies and bring success to Anfield.

Jurgen Klopp has lost every final as the manager of Liverpool but this season might be the best chance to change that stat given that we have revamped our squad significantly.

Our midfield has become more dynamic and robust, thanks to the signings of Naby Keita and Fabinho and not to forget, we have an X-factor in the team now with Xherdan Shaqiri.

Additionally, we brought in one of the best keepers in the world in Alisson and that should solve a number of our problems at the back.

Liverpool have a fantastic spine now and it looks like we will be able to keep hold of our top stars and not lose someone like a Luis Suarez or a Philippe Coutinho to one of the Spanish giants.

Catch the sleeping rivals out at the start of the season

The World Cup taking place just before the season has given us a bit of an advantage as some of the top teams don’t have their stars yet.

Yes, we too do not have the likes of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Jordan Henderson back but starting our pre-season early is a great move by Jurgen Klopp as the new boys have had time to understand just what is expected of them come the start of the season.

Players such as Adam Lallana and Joe Gomez will have the added bonus of coming back fit and being ready for us ahead of the new season.

Manchester United just played their first game of pre-season and Jose Mourinho is already moaning about the lack of preparation time.

Tottenham Hotspur haven’t played a game yet but they have not signed a single player and nine of their first-teamers were playing in the World Cup semi-final, so they are not expected in training for a while.

Liverpool simply have to take advantage of this and get off to a flyer. Now, I’m not saying that the Premier League is coming home. This is a young team at heart and it needs to have experience of tight run-ins over a 38-game season.

What we have is a real chance of winning a cup, possibly a domestic cup, but we could do something special like we did in the Champions League last season.

Think about it. For the first time in a long time, we might have a quality bench to look forward too. The squad might not be stretched all that much and we won’t have to worry about the goalkeepers making a meal from simple saves.

This is a truly incredible time for us and the onus is to develop and continue the growth of the side from last season. We played some fantastic football under Klopp and the new signings look like they will take our play to another level.

FSG certainly seem to be backing our man and if Klopp can get one trophy in, it might start a chain reaction with more trophies coming in.

Read more: Bad news for fans – Report claims Liverpool will not make more signings after this player joins

Things seem to be in place for us to have a wonderful season and now it is up to the boss and the players to ensure there is something we can all enjoy come the end of the campaign.

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Liverpool star cuts short international duty after picking up rib injury



Virgil van Dijk

Virgil van Dijk was amongst the goals against Germany for the Netherlands but the defender has a rib injury, as per the Liverpool Echo.

The report claims that the centre-back has returned to the club after being ruled out of the friendly against Belgium.

A statement from the Dutch team (h/t Liverpool Echo) said:

“After consultation, it was decided to use the player only for the game against Germany.”

The report adds that Liverpool will assess the injury, and we will then get an idea of the extent of his problem.

Virgil van Dijk

Van Dijk had a rib problem earlier in the season and was rested in our Carabao Cup loss against Chelsea. The Dutchman has been reliable at the back and is one of the best defenders in the Premier League.

Liverpool’s next game is against Huddersfield on Saturday, and it will be interesting to see who will play in the heart of the defence.

Jurgen Klopp can call upon Dejan Lovren or Joel Matip to partner Joe Gomez in the back as the match against the Terriers should not be the most difficult outing.

Gomez has been the other centre-back who has been brilliant for us this season and in all probability, Lovren should partner the English youngster.

Read more: Fabinho tips this Liverpool forward to become “one of the best” in the world

Liverpool’s next tough game is against Arsenal on 3 November, and hopefully, Van Dijk will be fit for the clash at the Emirates.

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“Exactly what I expected” – Liverpool’s summer signing opens up on his time at Anfield so far



Xherdan Shaqiri

Xherdan Shaqiri has admitted that he knew about the difficulties in starting for Liverpool, and is willing to bide his time for his chance.

The former Stoke City attacker joined the Reds in the summer for £13million (h/t Mirror) but hasn’t scored a goal this season.

Shaqiri also has a couple of starts to his name but is hopeful of more chances as the season is still in its infancy. The 27-year-old was speaking to Aargauer Zeitung (h/t Mirror) and added that he is waiting for his opportunity to shine.

“You don’t have to keep me happy.

“The process has worked well for me so far. Sure, every professional wants to play. I do too, but there are still a lot of games to come.

“On top of that, you just need to look and acknowledge what has been done at Liverpool recently. A lot of people did a good job.

“That’s why everything hasn’t been turned upside down overnight.”

Xherdan Shaqiri

The Swiss star was aware he would have to work hard to gain a foothold at Liverpool too.

“What is happening is exactly what I expected. I decided to move to Liverpool fully aware that I would have a harder time in a club of this standing than, for example, other clubs that tried to help me.”

Shaqiri has looked decent in all the games he has played and should get a few starts given we don’t face tough opposition in the coming weeks.

Read more: “There’s a great football culture” – Former Liverpool star credits club for helping his development

The Reds take on Huddersfield, Red Star Belgrade and Cardiff in the three games after the international break, and this would be the ideal time to start the 27-year-old.

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Out of favour Liverpool youngster wanted by Everton – Toffees willing to let go of Turkish striker



Divock Origi Liverpool

Divock Origi has emerged as a target for our Merseyside rivals Everton, according to Turkish outlet Aksam (h/t Mirror).

The 23-year-old isn’t a part of Jurgen Klopp’s plans, as per the report, and Everton boss Marco Silva is interested in the Belgian striker.

Origi was on loan at Wolfsburg last season but failed to light it up at the Bundesliga club. The 23-year-old has had a tough time in recent seasons at Liverpool and hasn’t played a single minute for the team this season.

The report claims that Everton are open to letting Cenk Tosun move to Besiktas if they can sign Origi from Liverpool.

The Belgian was linked to a couple of clubs in the summer window but Liverpool didn’t sell him as they weren’t getting what they wanted for the striker.

Divock Origi gave Liverpool the lead

With Daniel Sturridge back in form and Roberto Firmino leading the line, Origi would find it tough to get first-team minutes at Anfield.

We also have youngsters such as Ben Woodburn and Dominic Solanke trying to break into the first-team, thus adding more competition for the forward slots at the club.

It will be interesting to see if Everton follow up their interest in the winter window. There haven’t been many occasions of a player swapping clubs in Merseyside with the last one being Abel Xavier.

Read more: “There’s a great football culture” – Former Liverpool star credits club for helping his development

Origi does need to move away for more minutes on the pitch, and joining a new club should be his aim when the transfer window opens.

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