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Liverpool's transfer business has been shrewd - but if they fail Rodgers is gone

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A little over a month until the transfer window closes and Liverpool FC have already signed seven players, with Brendan Rodgers looking to shake things up after a disappointing season which promised so much, yet delivered so little.

Despite rumours linking high profile names such as Reus and Pedro to the club, I feel we have done enough business in this transfer window to challenge for the top four yet again. Too many fresh faces thrown into the mix is a recipe for disaster, as we saw last season.

The latest signing is most probably the most anticipated and high profile of the lot in Christian Benteke, with most fans seemingly sitting on the fence, waiting anxiously to see whether he'll turn out to be another Andy Carroll or hit the heights of great Liverpool strikers of the past. There is no doubt about Benteke's potential; the question is whether he can adapt to Brendan's tactics.

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With Ian Ayre bringing in the always-reliable James Milner, as well as unearthing a diamond in the rough that is Danny Ings, the transfer committee is trying to find the perfect balance between potential and experience. Players such as Benteke, Firmino, Milner and Clyne are almost guaranteed starters, which shows you that the transfer committee is focusing on quality, rather than quantity.

The squad has undoubtedly been improved, and fans are waiting patiently for the season to get under way. Realistically, the aims for Liverpool this season are: a cup win, a good Europa League run and most importantly, a top four finish.

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If Benteke and co. hit the ground running, the fans will begin to grow in confidence and once again support Rodgers, as he aims to take this prestigious club back to the pinnacle of football.

Problems

However, if things don't work out, the knives will be out yet again, and the pleas for a more experienced manager such as Klopp, or even Benitez, will start to gather pace, as they did after the 6-1 mauling at the hands of Stoke City.

Coincidently, Liverpool face Stoke in the first round of the Premier league season, with many fans hoping that our new look squad can claim revenge against the club which embarrassed us on the final day of last season.

Can Benteke score more than 20 goals in the Premier League next season?

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