One of our Indy Reds William Sloane did a start of the year preview for the site, thank you sir.
Dreams and expectations. Last season saw Liverpool Football Club and manager Brendan Rodgers bring back the feel good factor on Merseyside, and were just points away from a first Premier League title in 24 years. On the back of the season Liverpool would enter the summer with an eye already on this campaign, albeit now they will enter without talisman Luis Suarez.
Liverpool’s No.7 departed for Spanish giants Barcelona, and while losing such a superstar would likely cripple camps elsewhere, the comradery and mood around Melwood seems to be at an all-time high. Rodgers wasted no time bringing in new faces, Rickie Lambert and Adam Lallana kicked off a raid on Southampton, and later Dejan Lovren arrived to shore up the back line. Emre Can arrived in the midfield and Lazar Markovic flew in to Liverpool’s wing. Divock Origi signed as one for the future and will arrive next summer after his season long loan with Lille, and Spaniards Javier Manquillo and Alberto Moreno arrived to help solve Liverpool’s problematic right and left back problems.
While there may yet be more movement in and out of Anfield, all eyes now are on Southampton at Anfield this Sunday, where a new-look Red’s will take to the pitch and hope to pick up where they left off last season; passing, moving, scoring.
With Southampton suffering a raid at the hands of Liverpool, Manchester United and Arsenal, the Saints will be desperate to prove there is life left in the club. Having won at Anfield last season they will be looking to repeat the feat on Sunday. Rodgers made Anfield a fortress last season with his ‘hot-out-the-gates’ tactics and will likely look to do so again. Markovic and Lallana are unlikely to make the starting XI due to injuries, but could make the squad after featuring in training Thursday morning.
If last weekend’s 4-0 demolition of Borussia Dortmund is anything to go buy, the Reds will not be changing their all-out attacking style anytime soon. Southampton will have their hands full but cannot be looked over with a trip to Premier League Champions Manchester City looming next weekend.
Last season we were made to dream. There are plenty of expectations this season, many of which Brendan Rodgers has addressed are necessary to be deemed a successful season. European football will return to Anfield this fall, Reds fans want deep cup runs, and the fight for the top four will be as fierce as ever.
With Rodgers the mentality is one game at a time, and it all kick off at Anfield this Sunday. Liverpool will certainly go again this season, and ultimately, look to go one better.
Thank you Mr. Sloane.
Remember to get out to Union Jack Pub on Sunday 8:30am Kickoff. Should be a really good crowd there, good beer, good brunch, beautiful soccer to watch.
That is another hit from our good friend Lou who keeps pumping out some awesome designs. Here is another cool poster/shirt idea. Plus a version of the potential scarf.
Excited to get the season started, should be a really fun year. Look forward to seeing everyone out at Union Jack’s on Sunday & through out the year. Don’t be afraid to come up an introduce yourself to your fellow Indy Reds, and to make the venture out to UJ’s if you’ve never been there before.