Former Tottenham Hotspur and QPR boss Harry Redknapp explained on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast Show for talkSPORT, that he feels Liverpool are likely to struggle this season.
Liverpool have just waved goodbye to another key attacking talent in the form of Raheem Sterling and Redknapp claims it’s going to be a big year for Brendan Rodgers, as he looks to repair the damage at Anfield.
“I’m sure the Liverpool fans have just got fed up with it – They lose Suarez, they lose Sterling and Sturridge is struggling to stay fit – It’s going to be a big year for Liverpool – You’re looking at them now and they’re going to struggle to make the top four next season,” Redkapp told talkSPORT.
Some good early signs
Regardless of the talent Sterling possesses, Rodgers does deserve some praise for the players he’s brought into the club.
He’s attempted to tackle key questions in terms of the midfield and attack with James Milner and Danny Ings arriving, while Nathaniel Clyne is a real talent on the right hand side of the team’s defence.
It would be much more frustrating for fans if they saw their manager sitting on a large pot of cash, which wasn’t being spent with the start of the new season now under one month away.
Can Liverpool make the top four?
It’s going to be very difficult but the Reds certainly have the quality and the experience needed to get there.
It will be interesting to see what sort of approach the club takes to the Europa League this season, which does represent a chance to get into the Champions League but means extra games to be played in a long season.