Can Liverpool Break Into The Top Four ?
Well here we are on the eve of another footballing season, and for Liverpool Football Club hopes are always high.
A new era will begin at Liverpool under the leadership of new manager Brendan Rodgers at the Hawthorns this Saturday.
Rodgers will be under pressure to improve Liverpoolís league position after last seasonís disappointment
Liverpool has enjoyed a successful pre-season tour in North America this summer and has added Fabio Borini, Joe Allen and Oussama Assaidi to their squad, although Aquilani and Craig Bellamy have left the club.
Rodgers has highlighted his passing style in Liverpoolís pre-season matches and this will only improve as the squad get used to their new managerís style of play.
Liverpool face a tough run of fixtures to start the season with, with matches against Champions Manchester City, Arsenal and Manchester United in the early weeks of the season.
The results in these games could shape Liverpoolís season.
The Premiership is getting tougher every year and breaking into the top four is getting extremely difficult.
Liverpool will have to improve dramatically to break into the top four, which is massively important for a club like Liverpool.
On any given day Liverpool can beat the best, but the consistency has to improve if Liverpoolís league position is to improve.
Brendan Rodgers has impressed most Liverpool supporters with his interviews and the importance that he emphasises of a passing game.
But football is a results business and Rodgers will understand that Liverpoolís results will need to be positive to compliment his style of play.
Promises have been made to Brendan Rodgers from Liverpoolís American owners, that he will be given time, so hopefully they will keep their promise, as Liverpool have a lot of catching up to do.
Rodgers has a good squad of players to work with and he will need that with the prospect of extra games in the Europa League this season.
Steven Gerrard is looking fit and raring to go and with Lucas back to fitness, this can only be very encouraging for Brendan Rodgers as they will be key players this season.
I donít see any reason why Liverpool canít finish in the top four, as the squad of players is good enough to take them there.
To start with, Pepe Reina is one of the best keepers around.
Liverpoolís defence is very solid with Glen Johnson, Skrtel, Agger and Enrique probably being regular starters, with good defenders in reserve, with the likes of Carragher, Coates, Wilson, Kelly, Robinson and Flanagan to call upon.
Liverpool has plenty of talent in midfield with Gerrard, Lucas, Downing, Joe Allen, Assaidi, Spearing, Adam, Henderson, Sterling, but to name a few that will fight for places in the Liverpool engine room.
Even up front Liverpool look strong with with Luis Suarez, Andy Carroll and Fabio Borini to bag the goals, and youngster Adam Morgan looking hungry for a place too.
With Brendan Rodgers having this talented squad at his disposal, Iím sure he will use them wisely and improve Liverpool with his tactics and organisation which he will install into his team.
This could be an exciting new era for Liverpool and I am enthusiastic about the new season.
So let the season begin.