Just a few months after Liverpool dramatically lost their grip on the Premier League title in the closing weeks of the 2013/14 season, the Reds will be starting their new campaign on Sunday feeling optimistic rather than dwelling on their mistakes.
Already Liverpool have looked a more coherent unit over preseason. A series of fine performances during their preseason American tour and a scintillating 4-0 home win over Borussia Dortmund will only have served to underline their credentials as a team to fear in the four competitions they will be taking part in this season.
With Manchester United lifting the International Champions Cup trophy after a final win over Liverpool and Arsenal beating Manchester City to the Community Shield, two of Liverpool’s rivals have already gotten their hands on shiny memorabilia from two high-profile preseason fixtures.
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