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Liverpool must ensure they're even better next year

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Was this season their final chance? No, It was the beginning of a new era of dominance for the 18-time English champions. 

This year's stellar campaign raised many eyebrows and many questions. The fans would expect a much better 2014-15 season. Having finished seventh in Brendan Rodgers' first season in charge, the Reds, inspired by the goals of Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge's took the Premier League title race right until the end, finishing second behind eventual champions Manchester City. 101 scored but 50 conceded, their attacking stats were incredible but their defense was poor.  

No one would have expected Liverpool to challenge for the title before January. The Reds forced their way in the title scene with their jaw-dropping attacking football. The breakthrough of Sturridge, Raheem Sterling and Jordan Henderson, combined with the likes of Suarez, Steven Gerrard and Philippe Coutinho mean that their season went entirely unexpected. 

Now, they've qualified for the Champions League and their is a need to strengthen their squad with established first team players. If they can keep Sturridge and Suarez firing, while improving the side with key additions this summer, then they have chance competing in Europe's elite while also winning the Premier League the next season. Here we have a look at Liverpool's most likely targets.

Replacing outgoing Iago Aspas and Luis Alberto, Liverpool have held talks with QPR's Loic Remy, who is keen on a move to a top club after impressing on-loan at Newcastle. Antoine Griezmann and Barcelona's Pedro are also among the targets. With Victor Moses gone and Sterling the only left winger available they will try to complete a deal for their long term target Yevhen Konoplyanka, who is likely to leave the Ukraine champions this summer.

For the midfield, Xherdan Shaqiri; who is hungry for first-team football which he isn't quite getting at the German champions Bayern Munich, Adam Lallana; after enjoying an amazing season at Southampton he may look for European football having established himself at the top level of the game and Emre Can; he is rated one of the most promising young players in his country after a fine season with Bayer Leverkusen and could leave for £10million if Liverpool come knocking.

For their weakest department, the defence, Rodgers is said to be looking to bring in Cardiff City captain Steven Caulker , who he worked with at Swansea City. City's Micah Richards is also a target as well as Schalke's Kyriakos Papadopoulos and Southampton center back Dejan Lovren.

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