With top 6 out of the equation for Liverpool now, European competition seems out of the question unless Liverpool can triumph Sevilla and lift the Europa League trophy. Sevilla, the champions for the past two years, have been in formidable as usual in the Europa League.
However, Liverpool’s victory would not only mean direct qualification the the Europa League – but direct entry to the Champions League (with the BPL being represented by 5 teams). But would it mean for the Merseyside club? Would the likes of Joe Allen and an inconsistent backline be enough for them to be recognised as the threats they once were in the European competition?
They would need to make significant changes to their strongest XI, in order to once again challenge the best. This is a line up they could field this coming year:
The English keeper has finally had the breakthrough season all British fans were expecting from him. He has been unbreakable this season at the back, helping Stoke achieve a commendable top half of the table stay for majority of the season.
His amazing performances, and acrobatic saves has earned him the Stoke Player of the Year award – and a high profile transfer is exactly what he needs right now in order to further enhance his status, and maybe even a call up to the English national team.