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This season should be cherished as it provides a fantastic building block for Liverpool’s future

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Liverpool opinion: Win or lose, this season should be cherished as Jurgen Klopp creates a base for the future

Liverpool showed their mettle against Cardiff City as they ran out 2-0 winners.

The Bluebirds gave it their all, but Liverpool have bigger plans for the remainder of the campaign.

The win took our tally to 88 points, the most we have ever recorded in the Premier League era. Yet, there is a chance we won’t end the season with the Premier League title.

Liverpool could win their last three games and finish on 97 points, but Manchester City could pip us by a solitary point.

Not winning the title would be a bit of a disappointment, but this season has shown that Liverpool are turning into a different beast under Jurgen Klopp.

Reds need one small slip from City

The Reds still could end up with the Premier League title but City have to drop points in their remaining fixtures.

Of course, we need to win our Premier League games and City play three of their last four league games away from home.

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Sadio Mane in action against Manchester City

This includes trips to Manchester United, Burnley and Brighton, none of them sure wins. Pep Guardiola’s men have also played some high-intensity games in recent weeks, and that could take a toll on them.

Klopp creating something brilliant at Liverpool

Liverpool have been a beast this season and are waiting to pick up should City make a mistake. We have lost just one game in the Premier League all season, and have one of the best defences in Europe.

The ride so far has been exciting too, despite the lack of the crazy one-sided wins from last season.

That doesn’t take anything away from the team. In fact, we seem to control games against the big sides as easily as the lesser talented ones.

Second-half goals have become a norm for the Reds in recent weeks with important strikes against Chelsea and Cardiff giving us 2-0 wins.

The Reds work hard all around the park, and there really isn’t a kink in the armour. Yes, we could do with more creativity in the heart of the park but our full-backs give us another dimension in the attack.

Jurgen Klopp has turned the side around in his four years at Anfield, and the great bit is, he seems to be making the side better in every campaign.

Reds dominant in Europe again

Liverpool are doing equally well in the Champions League since returning to Europe’s elite club competition.

We have defeated Manchester City, AS Roma, Bayern Munich, Paris Saint-Germain and Napoli in the last two seasons, and are set to face Barcelona in the semi-finals.

This Liverpool side can take on the best without any fear, and it will be an interesting clash to see how we deal with the genius of Lionel Messi.

In fact, Klopp hasn’t lost a two-legged European tie during his time at Anfield.

The Reds have a fantastic base to build upon and we have added quality in each season under Klopp. Liverpool would be winning the league if it wasn’t for a team like Manchester City competing against us.

City have a better squad compared to ours, but that hasn’t stopped us from taking them on.

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This season has been full of great memories and hopefully, we can finish the campaign with some silverware.

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“He should be the one” – Anfield legend believes Liverpool should look to sign this in-form English star

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Liverpool FC transfer news: Carragher wants Reds to sign Maddison

Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher wants the Reds to sign James Maddison of Leicester City.

The English midfielder had a fine debut season for the Foxes after joining from Norwich City in the previous campaign.

Maddison was excellent in the 1-1 draw against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge this weekend and created several chances for the away side.

James Maddison

Liverpool didn’t sign a senior outfield player in the summer but Carragher believed that the Leicester City man is the one that the Reds should target (h/t Mirror):

“I think he is the one player outside of the top six who Liverpool should be looking at.”

Carragher was speaking on Sky Sports (h/t Mirror) and believed that Maddison is the player who could take us to the next step even though he would cost a lot of money:

“People have been talking about Coutinho coming back, but obviously that hasn’t happened as he has gone to Bayern Munich, but if you are looking in the Premier League, yes he will cost a lot of money, but he should be the one Liverpool are looking at if you are going to that next step up.”

An expensive signing for Klopp’s side?

The Reds have several midfield options in their current team but there isn’t one player who can create chances for the attackers.

Naby Keita and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are two attack-minded midfielders but they aren’t as creative as Maddison.

The 22-year-old has grown since his move to the King Power Stadium and it will be interesting to see how he performs this season.

Brendan Rodgers has worked well with young talent in the past and our former manager seems to be getting the best out of Maddison.

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Leicester sold Harry Maguire for a huge sum this summer, and they won’t let the Englishman leave easily anytime soon.

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“He needs to be patient” – Klopp believes Liverpool star will be back to his best despite slow start

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Latest Liverpool news: Klopp wants Oxlade-Chamberlain to be patient regarding game time

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is back to full fitness and started in our last two games.

However, his performance in the UEFA Super Cup wasn’t great, while he did an excellent job in the second half against Southampton.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

The Ox was subbed off at half-time against Chelsea in Istanbul, and Klopp claimed the midfielder needs to be patient before he gets back to his best (h/t Mirror):

“He needs to be patient in the right way, and everything will be fine 100 per cent. We only talk about Ox because everybody knows how good he is.

“We need to make sure that he can show that on the pitch as well. When I make the decision that he is now ready then it is my responsibility of course, and the boy only has to try to do his best. That’s what Ox obviously did.”

Ox needs more time on the field

The English midfielder almost missed an entire season due to the knee injury he picked up against Roma, and he will get back to his best after getting more minutes on the pitch.

Klopp added that playing him in an advanced position in the Super Cup didn’t work out, but claimed that things would be alright for the midfielder soon.

Liverpool need the Ox to remain injury-free for the majority of this season as he provides a different dimension to the team.

The former Arsenal star provides a greater attacking threat from the midfield and hopefully, he can create several chances for our forwards.

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Liverpool’s next game is against Oxlade-Chamberlain’s former club, and it will be interesting to see if the Englishman faces the Gunners on Saturday.

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Liverpool coach confirms discussions to sign former Tottenham star available on a free transfer

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Liverpool FC transfer news: Achterberg confirms signing Vorm has been discussed

Liverpool’s goalkeeping coach John Achterberg confirmed that Michel Vorm’s name has been discussed by the Champions League holders.

The Reds have seen Alisson pick up a calf injury in the first game of the Premier League season while Adrian was declared fit to play against Southampton at the weekend.

Andy Lonergan was on the bench for the trip to St Mary’s and we could be in further trouble if either of the senior keepers picks up a problem.

Adrian

Adrian at Southampton

Vorm was one of the best players for Swansea during his spell in the Premier League but his move to Tottenham saw him become the understudy to Hugo Lloris.

The Dutchman left Spurs at the end of last season, and Achterberg told NOS (h/t Liverpool Echo) that having quality keepers in the side isn’t an issue:

“A good third goalie at a top club is not a superfluous luxury, I have always said this. Michel Vorm’s arrival has been discussed.”

The coach praised Lonergan for his experience in the lower leagues and added that Caoimhin Kelleher is a decent option too given that the academy starlet plays for Ireland’s youth teams.

A good move for Liverpool?

Liverpool cannot buy a senior keeper from another club as the transfer window has closed but they can sign free agents.

Michel Vorm

Michel Vorm

It will be difficult to find a better option than Vorm given his experience in the Premier League. However, the Dutch keeper would be the third choice below Adrian and above Lonergan.

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Liverpool cannot take risks with this position, and pushing Kelleher into the starting XI would be riskier than playing Vorm.

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