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Premier League Season Preview 2019-20

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Tottenham Hotspur v Liverpool - UEFA Champions League Final
MADRID, SPAIN – JUNE 01: Liverpool players pose for a team photograph prior to the UEFA Champions League Final between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool at Estadio Wanda Metropolitano on June 01, 2019 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Liverpool enjoyed their best-ever Premier League campaign last season, winning 97 points and noting only one defeat in the process, but still missed out on the title by a single point.

The Merseyside Reds have not won the English First Division since 1990, and they’ve never won the league in its new format.

Thirty years on, they finally have a real chance to lift the title. However, they’ll need to be at least on the last season’s level if they want to beat the defending champions.

Ins and outs

A bit surprisingly, but Liverpool did not use the fact that they are the European champions to attract some of the best players in the world and add more quality to their squad.

Jurgen Klopp signed only three players this summer – teenagers Sepp van den Berg from Zwolle and Harvey Elliott from Fulham, as well Spanish goalkeeper Adrian as a free agent.

However, they also kept their biggest stars, with Daniel Sturridge and Alberto Moreno making the most notable departures.

Most important players

If we need to pick Liverpool’s most important players, than it is quite obvious who makes our top three list.

Virgil van Dijk is the leader of Jurgen Klopp’s side. He is the best defender in the world and arguably the number one candidate for the Ballon d’Or award for 2019.

Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane are the ones which lead Liverpool at the other end of the pitch. Without their goals, the Reds cannot compete with Manchester City at any level.

Our prediction

Liverpool should mount a serious title challenge in the following Premier League season. However, we feel that they might pay the price of not getting any new players in the squad this summer, meaning they’ll probably fail to lift the title once again.