Being patient and optimistic

The transfer business that Liverpool have done this Summer has sent everyone associated with the club into sustained periods of euphoria.

Fabinho, Naby Keita, Xherdan Shaqiri and Alisson Becker; World-class players who will grace the field with the Liverbird on their chest and possess the ability to set pulses racing.

With the players that are already present and a few others to return, it is easy to see why many are touting the Reds to finally break their Premier League duck.

However, in spite of the superior quality that has been added to the ranks, and the added sense of optimism, there is a sense of being cautious that comes with the approaching season.

Robbie Fowler, speaking in his Mirror column, urged that, in spite of the injection of quality, overhauling Manchester City will still be the main aim and one will need to be realistic

“I’m thrilled at Liverpool’s spending during the summer, bringing in Alisson, Fabinho, and Naby Keita,” he said.

“But City finished 25 points clear of Liverpool when they won the Premier League title in May. It would take a huge swing to turn that round.

“I believe they will put more pressure on City, but Liverpool are still playing catch-up. It’s the same for every other team in the Premier League.”

Though Liverpool will be viewed in a better light because of their Summer recruits, there has to be a bit of patience; the new boys will need time to adapt to a new league, system of play and surroundings.

The amount of money that has been spent alone will place greater pressure on everyone to perform and patience is required.

One thing that will be guaranteed, however, is the squad that has been constructed, in comparison to the teams across the years.

With quality in all positions and departments, there is no doubt that a glance at the starting eleven and substitutes’ bench will yield great feelings of warmth, security and pure, adulterated joy.




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