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.
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.
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.