With the ending of Liverpool’s Europa League hopes and the confirmation that the Reds won’t be securing a trophy in Brendan Rodgers’ first campaign at the helm, thoughts have already turned to next season.
The impact of January arrivals Daniel Sturridge and Philippe Coutinho have already been welcomed by supporters, but with the retirement of Jamie Carragher and the likely shedding of several squad players to come, the Reds could look even more different this time next year.
In midfield, Rodgers has several options and several players who have all impressed at various times this season.
Steven Gerrard, Lucas Leiva, Jordan Henderson, Joe Allen and Jonjo Shelvey have all been used in one of the three midfield positions in Rodgers’ formation, but perhaps the injection of some new blood in there could see further improvement all round.
Rodgers will already be casting his eye over several targets, and perhaps some of these names will feature on what is sure to be a talented list.