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Busy Reds Building Exciting Squad For Next Season
Rodgers is bringing drastic change to Liverpool this summer. Picture source: Sky Sports

Busy Reds Building Exciting Squad For Next Season

With the signatures of Rickie Lambert, Adam Lallana, Emre Can and Lazar Markovic already secured this summer, it seems like Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers intends to continue to spend big over the remaining weeks of the close season.

The Reds obviously have a huge budget, this season what with the sale of Luis Suarez to Barcelona for £75m, as well as the Merseysiders earning the most revenue from television deals last season.

With almost £70m spent by Rodgers already on their first four signings and with many more either rumoured or in the pipeline, it looks to be one of the busiest summers for Liverpool in recent memory.

A deal to bring Loic Remy to Liverpool from QPR for £8m set to go through in the next few days, it seems that despite the loss of talisman Suarez, Liverpool will still pose a huge attacking threat next season.

The likes of Lallana, Sturridge, Sterling and Coutinho bring great pace, flair and creativity to the Liverpool front line, with something different coming from Lambert, who will bring a little more of a direct approach.

Lambert is more than a typical ‘big man up top’ striker however, as he has shown that he is very skillful and full of flair himself.

Remy would fit into this front line very well and he has great dynamism and will bring yet more pace.

Young winger Markovic will also bring even more devastating pace and trickery down the flanks which could cause defences even more problems.

Rumours that a third Southampton player could be on his way to Liverpool in the form of Croatian defender Dejan Lovren.

The Reds were notably weak defensively at times last season and their leaky back line is possibly why they missed out on their first league title since 1990.

Lovren would add more steel in the center of the defence and provide stiff competition for the likes of Agger, Sakho and Skrtel. He would also provide excellent cover if he is not to be Rodgers’ first choice center back.

With rumours also surrounding Marco Reus, Arturo Vidal and Isco, it seems that Liverpool will continue to spend big to bolster their squad in preparation for their return to the Champions League this year.

What is really exciting however is the signings which Rodgers is making and continues to try and make possible.

Liverpool’s youthful transfer policy is being implemented superbly which can only give Red’s fans more optimism for future title challenges.

There are perhaps two areas of concern however: the need for more experienced players and the disruption that so many new signings could lead to.

It could be argued that a lack of experience also helped to the downfall of Liverpool’s title challenge last season, so the need to bring in players with title run-ins may be an area which Rodgers could look into.

A disruption to Liverpool’s harmonious squad would also damage their chances of claiming the league title.

Rodgers worked hard to build a great team ethic and working atmosphere over the past few seasons, so to bring in so many new faces at once risks damaging this which would be a real shame.

Whatever happens once the season begins remains to be seen, but with such drastic change happening at Anfield over the next few week, it is sure to be another pulsating season for Liverpool fans everywhere.

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