Is it Liverpool

Is it Liverpool

By Joshua Walters

The Premier League trophy has eluded Liverpool for 28 years, but the Merseyside club may just be on course to winning it this season if their activeness in the summer transfer market is anything to go by.

Raheem Sterling was four and a half years from being born the last time Liverpool won the league. Manchester United have won it 13 times, Chelsea 5. Manchester City and Arsenal have won it 3 each with Blackburn Rovers and Leicester City also picking one apiece, and 'The Reds' are still yet to win it.

The fans’ demand for a change in fortune has been loud, and the club has heeded the call by changing its transfer policy. For the first time in seasons, Liverpool did not sell any of their prized assets, but rather augmented an old set-up that lost 3-1 to Real Madrid in the Champions League final in Ukraine last season.

Before, Liverpool thought that they had the brand to land the big players in the system without paying so much. Player transfer had long become expensive, but Liverpool refused to spend and that made them lose out on many of their key targets.

But Jurgen Klopp, who criticised Manchester United's Jose Mourinho for doling out £89m for Paul Pogba, has eaten back his words, and now realises the need to spend.

Liverpool had goalkeeping problems and Klopp did not hesitate to spend a record £65m on Brazil's first choice goalkeeper, Alisson Becker, to replace Loris Karius whose basic blunders cost the side the Champions League.

Fabinho comes in with lots of versatility because he can perform both at center back and as a deep-lying midfielder. The presence of Naby Keita in the engine room is also key since he is creative and also possesses good dribbling skills and passing accuracy.

Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino, and Sadio Mané were superb in last season, and the trio would perform better this term with the presence of Xherdan Shaqiri.

Of course, Liverpool's attacking line-up could be the scariest of all the teams in the Premier League, and the ease with which the side dismissed West Ham United by 4-0 in their league opener at Anfield last week could, perhaps, be the indicator.

Nothing less than the Premier League trophy is expected from Klopp because he has the team to do it.

Trophies have always been the bragging chip of Liverpudlians. Twenty- Eight Years is quite too long a time for supporters of a club as big as Liverpool to live without a Premier League title. The Liverpool faithfuls feel confident of a turnaround this season, and Klopp and his men do not have reason to fail.