Liverpool keep on getting better and better as the season progresses, the Reds are now unbeaten in their last 9 Premier League games as they battled hard to defeat Tottenham 3-2. The Reds started the season with belief that they could challenge for the title but that seemed a remote possibility after a rather disastrous first half of the season, Liverpool were in danger of finishing the campaign in the bottom half of the table but a change in formation and the fact that most of the new signings have finally started to deliver has seen Liverpool shoot up the table and are genuine contenders for a top 4 finish.
However, every club looks to make their team better and Liverpool should be no different, there is always room for improvement and some positions and players future at the club is in serious doubt at the end of the season.
A rock solid back
Liverpool started the season with the big money signing of Dejan Lovren, who was supposed to provide the leadership and calmness required to help Liverpool keep clean sheets, rather than doing that, the Croatian has had an abysmal campaign and unless he hits form and big time, his position and future at Liverpool is in doubt, in fact most of the defenders at Liverpool would be worried as the Reds need really good defenders in the team. The fact that they play 3 in defence is not much of a surprise, what is more shocking is that they have had to play Emre Can, a midfielder in the role of one of the centre backs, although Can has done well, he surely would be better used if he is shifted up the field.
The defence might be a worry for Liverpool but so is the goalkeeping position, Simon Mignolet was also having a poor season and many questioned his ability to keep goal for Liverpool. The Belgian no. 2 was even dropped, indefinitely and only got back into the team after an Injury to Brad Jones but credit must be given where it is due. Mignolet has been outstanding in goal for Liverpool and looks every bit as the great goalkeeper he was for Sunderland, however Liverpool still need to buy someone to give competition.
The midfield more or less is sorted, especially with the likes of Can playing out of his skin, Henderson, Allen, Can and Coutinho should provide more than enough cover, they still would need to buy a good defensive midfielder just to keep all the players in line and providing cover.
Liverpool would need to overhaul their forward line, the likes of Borini and Lambert just can’t seem to cut it and probably will be sold in the summer while there still remains a question about Balotelli and his future at the club. Liverpool would probably keep Balotelli because he provides something else to the club and he really hasn’t had any of those crazy moments at the club as he is so well known for. Liverpool would still be looking to get a player who can play in attack and provide some more scoring options, a player like Lacazette or Gicnac would do wonders for the club.
If Liverpool do make it back to the Champions League spots at the end of the season, the summer will be quite fun for a Liverpool fan, the likes of Lallana, Markovic, Can and Moreno are finally starting to provide the goods and while their future is more or less guaranteed at the club, some of the other players could be shipped out as Liverpool continue their policy of buying and investing in young players.