The 2012-13 season may have just drawn to a close, but already thoughts are beginning to turn towards the next campaign and in the case of Liverpool, it promises to be an intriguing and hectic close season of comings and goings at Anfield.
Already, talk on Merseyside is being dominated by the controversy surrounding the Reds future of key striker Luis Suarez, who has signalled his intentions to quit the club and join Spanish giants Real Madrid, according to the Guardian.
And while the Uruguay international’s departure from Liverpool would, on the one hand, create a huge void to fill in the team’s front line, it will also result in manager Brendan Rodgers being armed with a far larger transfer war chest to spend this summer than he would otherwise have had at his disposal.
However, now comes the hard part for the young Northern Irishman in trying to recruit the right faces with which to help take the club forward in what is already shaping into a hugely significant campaign for both Rodgers, and more importantly the team itself.
This, then, is how Liverpool are likely to line up in their first fixture of the 2013-14 season: