Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has pointed at exciting talents coming in to the club as a reason for supporters to be optimistic next season.
The 42-year-old manager told the Liverpool Echo his side will be much stronger in 2015/16 after they leave the disappointment of the current campaign in the past and believes exciting talents coming into the club will play a major part in that.
‘’There is some exciting talents coming in,’’ said Rodgers. ‘’The players that have come in, it’s been a difficult year for them but they will be better for it.
‘’All the new players are gaining experience about the pressures of Liverpool and, again, myself will be a better manager because of it.’’
After a strong start to 2015, it looked as if the Reds could have gatecrashed the Champions League spots at the death but lost their way in what was a difficult month in April.
The emphasis has quickly moved on to next season now, despite only being four points behind fourth-placed Manchester United with three games to go, and who could come into the club to help the Reds move back into the top four.
We take a look at two players Rodgers could have been referring to when he said he had exciting talents coming into the club for next season.
The young attacking midfielder may have had a difficult time while on loan with Wigan Athletic but did show signs of promise when he was given the freedom to play.
Next season may come a bit too early for the youngster with regards of being a regular feature in the side, but he certainly could look to play his part, most likely as an impact sub when chasing a result.
He, like Jordon Ibe, epitomises the phrase ‘exciting talent’ and with a big pre-season, could become a part of Rodgers’ plans.
It would be no surprise to see Rodgers integrate Origi at the earliest opportunity after being constantly let down by the strike force currently in place at the club.
Origi is a quick, explosive, forward who will look to rival Daniel Sturridge as the club’s top goalscorer and could be the catalyst to the Reds reliving their 2013-14 form next season.
Like Ojo, a big pre-season will be needed to ensure he is at that level, but it’s certainly within his potential.