James Milner and others left the team when their contracts expired, and Jordan Henderson and Fabinho also sought new homes in Saudi Arabia. On the other hand, Liverpool’s midfielders have changed drastically with the acquisitions of Alexis Mac Allister, Dominik Szoboszlai, and Wataru Endo.
With the average age of the team much lower, the midfield intensity of Jurgen Klopp’s heyday is expected to return, and the opening game against Chelsea was a draw despite being dominated on the ball. In the second Premier League match against Bournemouth, the team won by two goals despite having a player sent off.
The new players played well and the existing members showed their abilities. Liverpool started the new season well. Former Chelsea winger Florent Malouda said he expects the club to finish in the top four, but that Manchester City will win the championship.
“I think Chelsea will struggle to get in the top-four – but I think they’ll still do it. Manchester City are above all teams in the league, then I would pick Liverpool, Newcastle and Chelsea after that.”
“It’s a transition season for them, but I’d pick them over Man Utd. To make it in the top-four now is very difficult. City will be champions again.”Betway
Arsenal was involved in the championship game last season, and has been aggressively reinforcing its squad this season.
With the likes of Manchester United, who have been on the upswing since Erik ten Hag took over as manager, the new Liverpool will have a tough time competing in the Champions League, let alone the Europa League, but how will they fare in the Premier League?