Liverpool’s starting XI suddenly looks capable of seriously challenging for the Premier League title.
Although the Reds lost Emre Can to Juventus this summer, the arrivals of Naby Keita and Fabinho means the Anfield faithful are rather non-plussed about the German midfielder’s departure.
Both midfielders are class acts and will enhance Liverpool’s chances of finishing the 2018-19 season with silverware.
Jurgen Klopp has also brought in the mercurial Swiss attacking midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri, who has set the club back £13 million.
However, arguably their most important acquisition is the £66.8 million arrival of Brazilian goalkeeper Alisson Becker from AS Roma.
The 25-year-old was one of the standout keepers anywhere in Europe last season and is Brazil’s first-choice ahead of Manchester City’s Ederson.
Alisson represents a significant upgrade on Loris Karius, whose unconvincing pre-season performances suggest it will take him time to rediscover his form and confidence after his nightmare against Real Madrid in May’s Champions League final.
Rivals fans mock Alisson for comment about Liverpool
Describing his move to Anfield as a “dream come true”, one particular comment made by Alisson about Liverpool is being laughed at by rival football fans on social media.
Here’s the quote which caught the attention of those supporters of rival clubs: ”It's a dream come true to wear such a prestigious shirt for a club of this size that is used to always winning."
Hmm. Somebody might want to tell him about Liverpool’s recent record when it comes to winning silverware.
See those trophies you saw in the trophy cabinet at Anfield, Alisson? Well, most of them were won before you were even born.
Liverpool last won the league title in 1990, haven’t won the FA Cup since 2006 and were last crowned champions of Europe a year earlier than that.
Their only trophy win since 2006 - 12 years ago now - is the League Cup, which they secured back in 2012.
But... Liverpool are a winning team historically
However, it goes without saying that Liverpool are one of the most successful football clubs in the history of English football.
No British team has won more European Cups that the Merseyside outfit.
And Klopp has now assembled a squad with the potential to challenge for both the Premier League and Champions League titles this season.
Alisson still regards Liverpool as a winning club - and perhaps rival football fans will be forced to think the same next May.
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