Liverpool came desperately close to ending their wait for Premier League glory in 2013/14 - after Brendan Rodgers had the Reds playing some attractive football and they looked to continue with that easy-on-the-eye style last season.
Entering the season with a minimum aims of a top four place after finishing just a couple of points short of success the previous, the bookies gave Liverpool a reasonable chance of going one better last term.
However, a shocking opening few months of the new season quickly made those odds grow in the betting. Of course, they had to cope without Luis Suarez - who was responsible for 31 of Liverpool's 101 goals in 2013/14 - but a biting ban, coupled with a mouth-watering offer from Barcelona, forced them to part company with their prize asset.
Brendan Rodgers spread the cash around to bring in a suitable goalscoring replacement, but the lack of a real game-changer made it initially tough to find improvements.
Champions League qualification added more fixtures to the schedule and Rodgers was quick to raid Southampton's assets - as Adam Lallana, Dejan Lovren and Rickie Lambert all swapped St Mary's for Anfield, while promising midfielder Lazar Markovic was signed from Benfica and enigmatic striker Mario Balotelli came in from AC Milan.
That summer's transfer signings didn't go the way most Liverpool fans would have hoped for though - as each struggled to produce the form that saw them clinch moves to Anfield and a poor start to this campaign saw Jurgen Klopp replace Brendan Rogers as manager in October.
Club icon Steven Gerrard has now departed the club, making way for Jordan Henderson to step up to the mantle as Liverpool captain. The youngster has grown to fulfil his early promise since moving to Anfield and now looks more than worth his hefty transfer fee, while fellow England teammates James Milner and Danny Ings arrive at the club on free transfers and both will be eager to help their International credentials by performing well at Anfield.
Liverpool have also splashed the cash in bringing in 23-year-old Brazil striker Roberto Firmino for a cool £29 million. The ex-Hoffenheim striker was named the Bundesliga's Breakthrough Player in 2013/14 after netting 16 goals, so Rodgers will hope the Brazilian can finally fill the void of Suarez this season.
Transfers For 2015/16 Season:
In (Club From): James Milner (Man City) Danny Ings (Burnley) Alex Bogdan (Bolton) Joe Gomez (Charlton) Roberto Firmino (1899 Hoffenheim) Nathaniel Clyne (Southampton) Christian Benteke (Aston Villa)
Out (Club To): Iago Aspas (Sevilla) Steven Gerrard (LA Galaxy) Glen Johnson (Stoke) Brad Jones (Bradford) Seb Coates (Sunderland) Javier Manquillo (Atletico Madrid) Raheem Sterling (Man City) Rickie Lambert (West Brom) Fabio Borini (Sunderland)
The new-look Liverpool squad for the 2015/16 Premier League season looks like this.
Goalkeepers: Simon Mignolet, Adam Bogdan, Danny Ward. Defenders: José Enrique, Kolo Touré, Dejan Lovren, Sebastien Coates, Mamadou Sakho, Alberto Moreno, Javi Manquillo, Tiago Ilori, Martin Škrtel, Jon Flanagan, Andre Wisdom, Joe Gomez, Nathaniel Clyne. Midfielders: Philippe Coutinho, Jordan Henderson, Adam Lallana, Lucas Leiva, Emre Can, Joe Allen, Jordan Ibe, Lazar Marković, James Milner, Cameron Brannagan, Jordan Rossiter, Pedro Chirivella Forwards: Daniel Sturridge, Divock Origi, Danny Ings, Roberto Firmino, Christian Benteke
Liverpool look to have decent competition for places in all areas of the pitch and will as ever give each opponent they face a tough 90 minutes. The Reds will look to play the same attacking brand of football that Klopp implemented at Borussia Dortmund and bets such as Over 2.5 Goals and Both Teams To Score should prove popular among punters.
Liverpool fans will also look forward to the derby games against local rivals Everton and, perhaps even more so, to the showdowns with Manchester United. A good result in any of those games could breathe confidence into the team and provide a catalyst for subsequent fixtures, while losing can often have a detrimental effect on the performances that immediately follow.
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