Are Liverpool in a transition period?

29th April 2023

It's certainly a fair assumption to say Liverpool are in a transition period.

After an extremely successful season where the club won the and , as well as finishing second in the and making the UEFA final, Liverpool have struggled this season (/23).

While the club said goodbye to after six years, as the winger made the move to Bayern Munich, Liverpool then spent £65 million on and £37 million on in the January transfer window.

As we sit in April , Liverpool are out of every competition and are 7th in the Premier League.

The likes of and are expected to leave the club while the future of and are up in the air.

Back at the top next season

It was a steep drop-off for Liverpool this season in what has been a howler of a season.

Many of the team's best players have not performed at the level fans have been accustomed to and that has hurt performances on a weekly basis.

The absence of a competent midfield all season has been one of, if not, the biggest reason for Liverpool's failure this season.

With the talent that the team has in defence and attack, a midfield rebuild in the summer can potentially bring Liverpool back to competing for the biggest trophies.

The likes of Mason Mount, Moisés Caicedo, and have been touted as targets the club are looking at, and with the price tag of Jude Bellingham putting off the club from entering a bidding war, a war chest of funds will be available to potentially bring in three midfielders this summer.

The summer will tell the tale and will set the feeling of excitement and dejection going into the 2023/24 season.

Massive squad restructuring

The problem Liverpool have is many of their key players are 30 years old and beyond.

, , and are all in that age bracket, alongside the likes of Jordan Henderson and James Milner, who are 32 and 37, respectively.

Sooner or later, Liverpool must address this and plan accordingly with a replacement for Salah and van Dijk in the next two years.

You look at and they are at the very beginning of the journey while have done a stellar job in keeping the squad fresh with impressive young talent while Liverpool have an extremely similar first 11 to that of five years ago.

Constant improvement is the name of the game in football and if you're not doing that, there's only one way you're going.

As we're at the business end of the season, eyes automatically look to the next season and what Liverpool can achieve, do you believe that Liverpool are in a transition period?

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