VIEW FROM THE STANDS
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.