Remember the years when Manchester United dominated the Premier League? As much as we hated it, it did happen.
But did they win the league every season? No, no they didn’t – even if they were normally favourites in the eyes of the best casino sites. There were times when Blackburn won it or Liverpool won it or, later on, Chelsea won it.
And how did United react?
Sir Alex Ferguson went out and did what he needed to do in the transfer market to make sure United were competitive the very next season.
It was rare that United failed to strengthen a title-winning side, to be fair. But if Fergie didn’t lift the Premier League title you could guarantee he’d bring in players to make sure they won it back as quickly as possible.
We all know where the title is going this season – Manchester City will be taking it away from Anfield once again. It’s so obvious that many a real money online casino have stopped taking stakes on the outcome. Putting all the Liverpool ‘reasons’ to one side – injuries to the wind – City stepped their game up this season but also went and got what they needed to be able to mount another challenge this season: Ruben Dias. £60m+ for the defender Pep Guardiola wanted, no questions asked.
Liverpool must learn from Manchester United and from Pep Guardiola this summer – they must do whatever it takes to bring in the best players available to win the title back otherwise they run the risk of slipping further behind City, letting the likes of United and Chelsea catch them up and missing the opportunity to turn English football into a true clash of two titans for the next five years.
Kylian Mbappe is a name that keeps cropping up. He is exactly the kind of signing Liverpool need to make, regardless of cost.
The French World Cup winner is at the very top table when it comes to players in his position. It would be a statement signing, yes. But it would also be a statement signing that is a perfect fit for the team as well. Pace, power, goals – you could easily see Mbappe fitting into the front three positions seamlessly.
If Mo Salah is to leave, then Klopp has to bring in someone at Mbappe’s level to replace him. If Salah stays, Klopp has to bring in someone like Mbappe to show that Liverpool mean business regardless.
And it’s not just in attack Liverpool must act. They cannot allow another injury crisis in defence to end a title campaign. They must identify a world-class centre back and bring him in over the summer.
Equally in midfield – Wijnaldum is likely to be off so Klopp must find his perfect target and make the signing.
Liverpool don’t need a complete overhaul this summer but they do need three top class players to make it clear that they intend to win their title back at the first opportunity.