Luis Suarez's imminent departure has seen Liverpool start to take quite drastic measures, in a bid to compensate for the departure of one of the clubs best ever players. All of which resembles Gareth Bale leaving Tottenham Hotspur last season.
In the end, the Welshman moved to the Bernabeu for a astonishing £85.3 million fee, which made him officially become the most expensive player in history after a certain Cristiano Ronaldo.
Bale's performances lit up the Premier League and transformed his position in the team to a more central and attacking threat. With this, he was the key man in helping Spurs attempt to fulfil their ambition of Champions league football, which they only narrowly missed out on.
His influence in the team is almost an exact replica to what is happening now. The contribution and goals Luis Suarez brought to Liverpool will leave a leave an enormous hole in the team, when the Uruguayan moves to Barcelona.
The length of time it took to negotiate a deal with Real Madrid gave Tottenham, and chairman Daniel Levy in-particular, plenty of time to find a replacement for their star man - or should I say replacements.
They went on a £100million frenzy, buying an almost completely new team which included the likes of Christian Eriksen, Paulinho, Erik Lamela and Roberto Soldado, in what can be perceived as a huge panic.
The result was that the freshly faced players didn't gel nowhere near quick enough and ultimately became flops, with the exception of a couple who performed well. What Liverpool must ensure now, is for the same thing not to happen to them next season.
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers started recruiting very early on this summer, to help build on last season's frustrating second placed finish, and to possibly prepare for Suarez leaving.
Since the Merseyside club signed Rickie lambert from Southampton, his team mate Adam Lallana and Bayer Leverkusen's Emre Can have joined him at Anfield. As well as this, Liverpool are close to sealing a double deal for Lille's Belgian forward Divock Origi and Benfica’s Lazar Markovic.
All of whom are good players - but will they fit in? The problem with buying big name players is that they will be expecting to play, as Tottenham well know. Because of this, Rodgers may feel obligated to start the majority of his new additions, which could prove detrimental.
Keeping momentum is crucial
What Liverpool don't want to do is damage any momentum built up from last season. They will want to re-establish themselves in Europe and try and finish what they started and win their first Premier League title.
A crucial element in achieving this, is to keep the confidence levels at a maximum and changing everything, may just dismantle an already well oiled machine. Only time will tell, whether or not Liverpool have done the right thing.
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