Despite looking as though they have missed out on their best chance to win the Premiership title in 20 years the Reds achieved what they set out to do and that was to ensure they would be playing Champions League football next season.

This was all done while scoring 99 goals and could possibly go over 100 with one game still remaining this season against Newcastle United at Anfield on Sunday.

All of this was achieved without any help from last summer signings Aly Cissokho, Victor Moses, and Iago Aspas who all must be realising that their Anfield departure is imminent with Rodgers knowing he must replace the three flops with players that can compete with the best in Europe.

The Liverpool boss is certain to sign a new left-back with Sporting Lisbon’s Argentinian Marcos Rojo looking like his first choice with the 24-year-old then allowing Jon Flanagan to revert to his more natural right-back role.


Marcos Rojo


As for a back-up striker for Suarez and Sturridge the Reds already have a replacement for Iago Aspas in the form of Fabio Borini, who will return to Anfield a better player after being partly responsible for Gus Poyets Sunderland staying in the Premier League.


Yevhen Konoplyanka


Southampton’s Adam Lallana and Ukraine international Yevhen Konoplyanka are also heavily linked with a move to Merseyside and would replace Victor Moses and Luis Alberto who never even made an appearance in the league, yet at only 21-years-old it might be wiser to send him out on loan as the Reds have done with Alberto Suso who has spent the season with La Liga side Almeria.

Should Liverpool be able to bring in the players mentioned it will set the tone for exciting times ahead.