VIEW FROM THE STANDS

Australian Four Four Two - - PREMIER LEAGUE - CHRIS McLOUGHLIN, @THEKOPMAGAZINE

This sea­son will be dif­fer­ent to last be­cause

a Cham­pi­ons League fi­nal ap­pear­ance in 2017-18 means ex­pec­ta­tions are now higher, but with the ar­rivals of Fabinho and Naby Keita, Liver­pool will have a new and more dy­namic mid­field.

The player I’d hap­pily drive to an­other club is

Loris Kar­ius. I feel gen­uinely sorry for the lad, but you can’t make calami­tous er­rors such as his against Real Madrid in Kiev and re­main Liver­pool’s No.1.

Our most un­der­rated player is

James Mil­ner. He set a Cham­pi­ons League as­sists record last sea­son.

The best away ground is

Craven Cot­tage. Big away end; de­cent part of Eng­land’s sec­ond city; crack­ing pubs – wel­come back, Ful­ham.

The best away fans are

Ever­ton’s. They haven’t won at An­field since 1999 – a few weeks be­fore Ben Wood­burn was born – but still they fill the away end ev­ery time. That’s blind loy­alty for you.

Keep an eye out for

Cur­tis Jones, 17. Klopp put the Scouser on the bench for the Mersey­side derby.

This sea­son we’ll fin­ish

2nd, be­hind Manch­ester City. This side can beat any­one, but so can City and on a more con­sis­tent ba­sis.

FFT asks: Pleased to see Rhian Brewster, 18, com­mit his fu­ture to the club?

Very pleased. He is a fin­isher and Klopp is well aware of his ta­lent. He might have to be pa­tient for a while longer, though.

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