Jurgen Klopp is entering his third full season at Liverpool, having just led the club to consecutive fourth-place finish and a Champions League final. The pressure is cranked up now - Liverpool fans will want a trophy in order to secure more than just bragging rights.
A bold and effective window
Liverpool had a few gaps in their squad that needed addressing this summer: a reliable goalkeeper, a defensive midfielder, drive in midfield, and more depth in their forward line. All appear to have now been dealt with by bringing in Alisson Becker, Fabinho, Naby Keita, and Xherdan Shaqiri.
No unnecessary risk
Liverpool also came awfully close to signing Lyon captain, Nabil Fekir. The move fell apart, however, when severe doubts arose over the Frenchman's knees.
Klopp didn't entertain the idea of signing an alternative player, and Liverpool will go into the season without an extra creative midfielder. It's another case of 'wait and see' and trust in Klopp - but one that most Liverpool fans will be content with.
Progress under Klopp
This summer represents the first time in a while that Liverpool have got through a summer without any major transfer upheaval.
In 2014, Luis Suarez left. 2015, Raheem Sterling. 2016, Klopp had his first season after replacing Brendan Rodgers. 2017, Philippe Coutinho was courted by Barcelona, leaving the following January.
And so Klopp and Liverpool have finally been able to build on something without losing a key player (ir changing manager) - and that could be invaluable.
The 2018/19 Premier League season
The Reds will be up there challenging for the title this season, and if it wasn't for Manchester City's incredible season last year, Liverpool would possibly even be favourites after such a solid summer.
Winning the Premier League will still be difficult, but Liverpool will be in with their best chance since the 13/14 season, when the club finished second. Most footballing neutrals will also want a new name on the Premier League Trophy at the end of this season, as the usual suspects makes for a pretty dull campaign. This exciting Liverpool team, with the charismatic manager, is just what the Premier League needs at this time.