Can Liverpool Defend their Premier League Crown?
Liverpool FC, along with Manchester United, are the two most successful clubs in England. However, Liverpool hadn’t won the Premier League since its inception in 1990. They had come massively close on occasions but were unable to get the job done. This was until last year when the curse finally ended, and Jurgen Klopp led the team to a well-deserved and dominating title triumph.
What was more surprising than the victory was the fashion in which it was achieved. The Reds finished 18 points above second-placed Manchester City and dominated almost every tea. There were unbeaten until a shock defeat to Watford. The likes of Mo Salah, Sadio Mane, Jordan Henderson, Alisson, Virgil Van Dijk, Trent Arnold, and others were in the form of their life.
In the past two seasons, Klopp has led Liverpool to both European and English glory, but that is done now, and the question is, can Liverpool sustain their success? It will be very difficult as other teams are making waves in the transfer market and improving. However, Liverpool have been relatively quiet and haven’t signed anyone major yet. Thiago Alcantara is a target, but nothing official yet.
No one doubts Klopp and his troops but defending the crown will be very difficult this time around. Teams have improved massively and will be looking to take down Liverpool from their throne. Not just in England, the Champions League will also be very competitive this time around because of the quality of various top clubs.
Liverpool have kept intact the core of their squad, which is undoubtedly one of the world’s best. When the players are in form, it is the best team in football right now. But, to go through a whole season, depth and quality from the bench are needed. Liverpool’s squad players have answered the call until now, and we need to see if that happens in the new season.
We certainly think that Liverpool need to buy some players to increase their depth. The season is very long, and injuries matter. So, Liverpool can surely defend their crown right now, but it would be better for them to reinforce a bit more just like other top English and European clubs.