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Redemption Time

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After nearly completing the quadruple back in 2022 and barely scraping a top 5 finish in 2023, Liverpool FC is charging up for a big season. After a few big-name signings to get them going, the Reds are preparing to improve from last season.

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While the signings are important and vastly exciting, it's crucial to note the departures and their impact on this team during their tenure. Midfielders Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Naby Keita left the club and signed with new clubs. Keita joined SV Werder Bremen, and Oxlade-Chamberlain has yet to sign with a new club. Longtime Liverpool legend Roberto Firmino has joined Saudi Arabia side Al-Ahil Saudi after eight years with the club. Vice-captain James Milner has won everything you can in England with the Reds and has joined fellow Premier League side, Brighton. Captain Jordan Henderson announced he would be leaving the club after 12 years. He has joined former Liverpool legend and captain Steven Gerrard in Saudi Arabia with Al-Ettifaq and defensive midfielder Fabinho has also left to play in Saudi Arabia.

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Two big new signings have already made their mark in the squad during pre-season friendlies. Dominik Szoboszial signed from RB Leipzig for €70 million, and World Cup winner Alexis Mac Allister was a €42 million transfer from Brighton. The two midfielders are expected to change things around in this squad, being highly anticipated by many fans and spectators worldwide. Mac Allister plays internationally with his home country of Argentina and won the most recent World Cup hosted in Qatar in 2022. During his time in the tournament, the midfielder scored 1 goal and recorded 1 assist in 6 matches. He was a big help in securing Europa League for Brighton this season.

After a difficult season last year, the Reds are revving up to get back into their typical rhythm. In nine years, manager Jurgen Klopp has led his team to two Champions League finals, securing one of them against Tottenham in 2019, to an unbelievable Premier League win in 2020 and multiple trophies such as the Club World Cup, the FA Cup, and more. Fans are excited to see what this season has in store, but they are also crossing their fingers in hopes of signing at least one more player before the transfer window ends on September 1st. After all, signing two players after saying goodbye to 8 key players can be a worrying thought to Liverpool fans everywhere.

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