By Warren Haughton
Last Updated: 26th July 2019
So how do you improve on being kings of Europe?
That’s the task facing Jurgen Klopp and his Liverpool side this term.
The German coach has told the Kop faithful not to expect too many incomings this summer.
RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner has again been linked with a move to Merseyside.
But Klopp insists the return to fitness of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Rhian Brewster are like new signings.
And would the addition of Werner hamper the progress of the highly-rated Brewster?
Liverpool looking for a little extra Pepe in their step
But does Klopp need more to take that vital extra step and wrestle the title from Manchester City?
Liverpool’s width was provided by their full backs, but there have been reports Klopp has been looking at Lille winger Nicolas Pepe.
Pepe hit 23 goals in 45 games last term as Lille finished runners-up to PSG in Ligue 1 and have slapped a £60m price tag on his head.
The latest Nicolas Pepe transfer odds have Liverpool at 5/1 to bag the Ivorian before the window closes.
Trabzonspor winger Abdulkadir Omur could be another option.
Omur, 20, dubbed the ‘Turkish Messi” is contracted until 2022 and if he moves to Liverpool could stay in Turkey to continue his development.
As good as Liverpool were in midfield last season, some questioned the lack of a killer pass from their middle three.
Lallana or Wilson to provide spark
Adam Lallana will have something to say about that, but could Harry Wilson could provide that X factor?
The Welsh international was outstanding on loan at Derby last year and will believe he can make a telling contribution for the Champions League winners.
He is being chased by a number of sides and the latest Harry Wilson transfer odds suggest that Derby are in pole position.
Liverpool are too far ahead of the rest to look over their shoulders and will focus on defending their European crown and chasing down City.