Premier League: 4 signings Liverpool should make this summer
A Liverpool fan must have been quite optimistic at the start of the season due to the signings which they had made. Alisson Becker, Fabinho, Naby Keita and Xherdan Shaqiri were additions to a squad which had arguably overachieved by reaching the Champions League final the season before.
For the first time in almost a decade, it looked like the Reds were ready to launch a proper title challenge. This team was said to be capable of challenging a rampant Manchester City for the title, or at least that was what they thought initially.
The first match of the season was Manchester City visiting The Emirates to face a new Arsenal, an Arsenal who were playing their first professional match without Arsene Wenger after almost 20 years. Unai Emery had named a strong first team consisting of the likes of Ramsey, Aubameyang, Mkhitaryan, and Ozil in the attack. But what happened in the first half was a sight to behold.
Although the first half ended with a scoreline of 1-0 in favour of City, the waves of attack which the Blue team were producing were unbearable to Arsenal's defense. In the wings, Raheem Sterling and Riyad Mahrez were terrorizing the Arsenal fullbacks.
People would have thought that City would have gone in with a full team for this match; at that exact moment, the camera panned towards the substitutes bench which would have made every team who thought they might have stood a chance of winning the league tremble. Leroy Sane and Kevin De Bruyne were on the bench and David Silva was not even in the squad.
At that moment, every single Liverpool fan must have realized that they had a long way to go before they could dethrone this City side to win England's biggest crown.
In spite of all the signings in the summer, it is a common consensus among Liverpool fans that they need to strengthen their squad. They have done great to be still level on points with Manchester City. They have a good chance of even winning the league this year but to have a sustained period of dominance, they need fresh faces.