Alex Rogers is enthused by Liverpool’s top four finish and is excited by the pull it will bring the Reds in the transfer market.
Clinching the fourth and final Champions League spot on Sunday against Middlesbrough was one of the most important moments for Liverpool as a club in recent years as well as being one of the most satisfying games to see us win in a long time.
It may not be a Premier League title but it’s a significant victory nonetheless, a crucially important one at that. It shows how much we’ve progressed as a team in the short time Klopp has been in charge and the excitement for what the future holds leaves me giddy with wild dreams.
With Champions League football secured (with a qualifier in the way), it means that we may be about to see the most important transfer window this club has ever seen. I know this may seem a little far-fetched, but with more funds surely allotted for Klopp to use this summer thanks to our fourth spot finish, it gives the gaffer the chance to truly compete in the competitive transfer market for the world-class talent he thinks necessary. Also, the attraction of playing in Europe could potentially draw those quality players.
With this only being the second time in eight years we’ve managed to get into the top four and subsequently Champions League football, it gives us a real chance to improve our squad tenfold and really assert ourselves as a team that can challenge consistently for the league instead of occasionally doing well every season or so.
With Klopp’s first full season in charge complete, it’s fair to say that the improvements since last season have been great. As much as a lot of the signings that were made at the start of the season have been fantastic signings, completely changing the dynamics of the team in some sense, having the added pull of the Champions League gives us the opportunity to go for players a grade above.
The excitement for next season has me buzzing, and this season has just ended! In three months time, I wouldn’t be surprised to see a Liverpool side that looks like they could properly challenge for the league and, dare I say it, the Champions League? All I know for sure is that Liverpool are in the best position going into a transfer window in years.