A giant is stirring on Merseyside.
After years and years of slumber, Liverpool finally look like they are back to challenge amongst the big boys.
Jurgen Klopp is building a formidable side at Anfield, and, after coming painfully close to European glory only months ago, will be desperate to go one step further and secure his first silverware at the club.
While Liverpool’s love affair with the European Cup is well documented, it is no secret that the title the fans truly covet is the Premier League.
With that in mind, Klopp has embarked on a quite remarkable summer recruitment drive, splashing the cash on four new players in an attempt to add depth and quality to his squad.
Fabinho, Naby Keita, Xherdan Shaqiri and Alisson Becker have all been ushered through the door at Melwood and will need to hit the ground running if they are to keep up with the rest of the ambitious squad.
After their blistering run to Kiev last season, optimism is really growing at Anfield that this team is more than capable of winning trophies and even chasing down Manchester City.
You can hardly blame fans for looking forward to the coming season with rising hope, especially considering the fact that Liverpool now boast both the most expensive defender (Virgil van Dijk) and the most expensive goalkeeper (Alisson) in the world.
LIVERPOOL FANS VOTE FOR THEIR FAVOURITE SIGNING
After possibly their most exciting transfer window ever, Liverpool fans were asked to vote on their favourite signing of the four so far.
Former Roma man Alisson narrowly edged out Keita by securing 49.5% of the vote to the Guinean’s 45.5%.
Shaqiri and Fabinho might want to look away now though, after only receiving 2% and 3% respectively.
It is clear to see that Liverpool fans are relieved that their long-running goalkeeper issues seem to have been addressed, while Keita’s impressive performances in pre-season have caught the eye too.
Fabinho was relatively unknown to Liverpool fans beforehand which might explain his paltry figure, while Shaqiri is largely seen as a depth option, rather than a nailed on starter.
One thing is for sure though, Liverpool are going to be mightily exciting team to watch this year, and with a stronger spine right down the middle of the side, they really do look capable of challenging for top honours.
Could this finally be their year?