Eight new signings have been brought into Liverpool's youthful and exuberant squad over the summer.
They are: Spanish duo Luis Alberto and Iago Aspas, Belgian stopper Simon Mignolet, experienced Kolo Toure, loan signing Aly Cissokho, defenders Tiago Llori and Mamadou Sakho and Victor Moses from Chelsea.
Along with those additions, Liverpool have retained star man Luis Suarez after battling against selling him to Arsenal and Real Madrid all summer. Goalkeeper Pepe Reina and 22 year-old Fabio Borini left on loan, while Charlton academy graduate Jonjo Shelvey departed for Swansea, Liverpool stalwart Jamie Carragher retired and the much maligned Stewart Downing and Andy Carroll both joined West Ham United.
Liverpool have trimmed the squad of deadwood while adding a considerable amount of depth to the squad with young promise. The deficiencies in the side have been rectified with three centre-backs joining the club, along with more forward options. They have more fitting personnel now to adopt Rodgers' favoured fluid, possession-based game which also bodes well for them.
Moses was one of three new signings to arrive on the final day of the transfer window, signed on loan from top-flight rivals Chelsea for the remainder of the season.
Following his move, the Nigerian international told Liverpool's official website: "First and foremost, I'm delighted to have made the loan from Chelsea to a big club like Liverpool.
"The most important thing is for me to be professional about it and I'm here to do a job for the club. The target is to get into the top four and for the club to compete in the Champions League - and I'm delighted to be here.
"There are a lot of quality players here - they're winning games and creating chances. It's a massive thing for me to be here."
Will Liverpool claim a top-four berth? Despite their fine start to the season, it will be difficult considering the other sides they are competing with, but it's certainly possible. They are a mainly youthful and exuberant side with a good blend of youth and experience. While they have much improved depth after adding eight new signings and retaining the mercurial Suarez. Along with that, Liverpool are starting to adhere to Rodgers' philosophy and are also finding a grittier side to their game when needed.
Liverpool fans have every reason to feel optimistic this season and they can expect to compete for a top-four spot for much of the season, but it might just be one season to soon to reclaim that elusive Champions League place.
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