Liverpool have always had a love affair with the big-eared trophy but have only been in the tournament once in the previous 6 years. It is rumoured that Liverpool and Jurgen Klopp has been given the biggest “war chest” in the clubs’ history as well as having money from players being sold in the Summer but…. do we need Champions League to get the targets we want?

Liverpool are rumoured to want the following players: Julian Brandt, Douglas Costa, Virgil van Dijk, Naby Keita, Alexandre Lacazette and Michael Keane. But would these players join based on who else is rumoured to want them? Brandt is wanted by Bayern Munich, Costa by Tottenham Hotspurs, van Dijk by Chelsea and Arsenal, Naby Keita by Man City and Keane by both Manchester Clubs. All these clubs look to have Champions League football whereas Liverpool are clinging on to results that are now out of their control. Champions League is imperative for Liverpool otherwise it could be another summer of rebuilding for Jurgen Klopp…

-YM