But the situation is not as gloom as it seems for Liverpool. It wasn’t the Uruguayan who won most points for the club but it is Daniel Sturridge who did. Sturridge who himself scored 20 goals last season, also had a brilliant campaign. When Luis Suarez was banned for 8 matches for biting incident, Sturridge stepped up and performed really well. Apart from Sturridge, youngsters like Coutinho, Henderson and Sterling also had a brilliant run last season. Sterling, one of the best youngsters in England who had excelled really well under Brendan Rodgers. So a new S.A.S is already in place in form of Sturridge and Sterling for Liverpool.
That is surely a right way to move forward. So far Brendan Rodgers has made four signings involving Can, Markovic, Lambert and Lallana. It is clear from these signings that Rodgers is going to build a squad rather than a team. Liverpool’s main problem last season was their defending. Rodgers tried different defending partnerships but all in vain. On one side, forwards were tearing other teams apart and defenders were equally unaware of their duties. So now Brendan Rodgers has the right money to buy quality defenders and defending midfielders so that his team can win matches not only by scoring goals but also by keeping their lead.
So next season will be a tough season for Liverpool. If they can spend their money in a right way, there is no doubt that they cannot repeat their heroics from last season.