The FourFourTwo Season Preview 2015/16: Liverpool

Few capable of cognitive reasoning believed Liverpool would emulate 2013/14’s Luis Suarez-inspired title charge, but the way last season tailed off nevertheless represented a huge disappointment. Eight points from the final nine games dumped the Reds from Champions League probables to sixth. The less said about the 6-1 capitulation to Stoke the better.

Brendan Rodgers has spent again. Christian Benteke – despite the Reds' boss not knowing what anyone's talking about – and Roberto Firmino are the club’s second- and third-most expensive players at £29m and £32.5m respectively, with £12.5m parted with to sign Nathaniel Clyne and Danny Ings’ fee decided by tribunal.

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