Liverpool have had a better summer than their rivals and are real contenders for the Premier League title
Liverpool‘s transfer signings this summer have been nothing short of impeccable. The cherry on top of the cake was added when they announced the arrival of goalkeeper Alisson Becker from AS Roma for a world-record fee.
Getting the Brazilian has helped them solidify their spine, which already has the likes of Van Dijk, Fabinho, Keita, etc. Manager Jurgen Klopp was probably adamant to build a good squad capable of challenging on all fronts. Furthermore, it can be seen that the German has targeted bolstering the backups for first-choice players, which is important in a long season.
Signings made to improve every department
It was clear that the Reds had problems in defensive midfield, creativity and goalkeeping departments. So acquiring the services of Fabinho, Naby Keita and Alisson will massively aid them on that front. Moreover, the arrival of Xherdan Shaqiri will add some much-needed cover to the front three, which has done wonders thus far.
Meanwhile, Spurs have struggled in this window, with new stadium costs taking its toll, and Chelsea are still in a rebuilding process under new manager Maurizio Sarri. Manchester United did sign Diogo Dalot and Fred to improve their areas of weakness but both players are now injured even before the season has begun.
This leaves us with Manchester City, who are of course the favourites to retain the Premier League title with the squad resources they have. Even Arsenal have done well to get quality players to bolster their defence and midfield but are yet to be tested.
The telling point here is the type of signings made, and Liverpool have unquestionably topped the chart in that regard. The Reds have bought players who will not only go straight into the starting XI but also improve the whole team-play which will make the team very strong in all facets.
Bearing the transfer market business in mind, the Red side of Merseyside must be pleased. The club has done fantastically well to get the missing pieces in their jigsaw. It is now up to the players and Klopp to perform well and win the Premier League title desired by the Liverpudlians.
One thing is clear, that Liverpool are one of the contenders to challenge City next season. It remains to be seen whether they can sustain the high-intensity game for a period of eight months and win the thing.