After a less-than-impressive end to an impressive league season for English football’s erstwhile domestic giants Liverpool Football Club, sights have been set nice and clear on the upcoming season. The World Cup in Brazil temporarily curtains the view, but everyone associated with the club would be hard-pressed to make sure that the brilliance of 2013/14 isn’t a one-off thing.
Critics have already started making noises about Liverpool’s flash-in-the-pan season and how they would fail to deliver when the spotlight falls bright on them next season. Keeping the various biased-unbiased opinions away for a while, we run down five things to expect from Liverpool next season.
1. Luis Suarez will still be wearing the Liverpool no 7
Much interest has been shown on Luis Suarez by European champions Real Madrid over the past twelve months, so much so that local papers get filled to the brim whenever Karim Benzema fails to score or Real Madrid are kept goalless. But if last season’s resolve by Liverpool to keep Suarez is anything to go by, they now find themselves in a far more healthier position and hold all the cards in their own hands. Brendan Rodgers’ glowing appraisal of Suarez will go some way in making the Uruguayan believe that he is highly regarded in Merseyside.