Liverpool news – What is going to be Liverpool’s fate in the upcoming season? Will they be able to re-establish their era of dominance after securing the Premier League title for the first time since 1990? The Reds will begin their season against Leeds United on Saturday, who will play their first Premier League game in 16 years. Ever since Liverpool lifted the Premier League 2019-20 title, there has been a speculation if this was a one-time affair.
Matches since then have oddly unveiled their weak spots. They have been able to keep a clean sheet in only one match since then. Their defence looks worrisome and the losses against Manchester City and Arsenal have raised some concerns among the fans. Arsenal defeated them in the Community Shield match in Wembley which proved that Liverpool are yet to regain their monstrous form ahead of the 2020-21 season. Although it can be perceived as a relaxing buffer time for the Reds especially after their win at the Premier League. Maybe this is just a way of going back to their form after they partied hard.
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But forms aren’t like switches. They can’t be just turned on. This worries the management and the fans that it might lead to some sloppiness at the start of the next season. Liverpool have begun some intense training sessions at Melwood in the past few days ahead of their first game against Leeds who are looking good and intend to provide a good fight to the defending champions.
Another matter of concern, as some can call it, is that they have made just one transfer ahead of the season in their squad. Kostas Tsimikas has been bought for £11.75m from Olympiakos as a cover for left-back position for Andy Robertson. If we compare this to the squad changes of other top 4 teams of last season, this might raise some concern. Manchester City, Chelsea, Manchester United and Arsenal have all brought in some significant players to make changes in their squad. Liverpool could have kept the competition high among their squad especially after they missed out on Timo Werner. The team on paper is still one of the best teams of Europe, apart from the lack of depth that they pose.
Liverpool were sitting at the top of the table last season with 99 points, 18 points clear of the runners-up, Manchester City and they intend to repeat the same this season. Lets wait and see how things turn out this season!