Liverpool FC has fallen from its glory...again. After a stupendous 2008-09 season which seemed to hearten the fans that the great club was on its way up, Liverpool sadly disappointed .
So mighty was the fall that after scoring maximum goals in the season and finishing a close runners-up with record points, Liverpool just managed to finish seventh and is currently having to undergo qualification phases to enter the main rounds of the Europa!
Really disappointing for a team which had been such a major force in the Champions League in recent times (barring the 2009-10 season)!!
However now the club is rebuilding. Under a newly appointed manager in Roy Hodgson, Liverpool have an experienced campaigner for recovery process certainly.
Although Hodgson's rebuilding started off in a brilliant fashion as Liverpool snapped up the much-wanted Joe Cole from Chelsea as a free-agent, there has been a lull ever since.
The only other signing being Danny Wilson, who is not expected to feature much in the coming season at least if all of Agger, Carragher, and Skrtel remain fit and with the club.
What we have learned from history is that clubs which have recovered from deplorable lows have been those that have had investment, right from Manchester United in the early 1990's, Arsenal in the mid 90's, to Chelsea in the early part of this culminating decade.
(The only exceptions to the above rule were Blackburn, NewCastle , Leeds and to some extent the current giant spenders Manchester City, the reason being bad management ploys!)
Clearly, Liverpool, at their current financial state, cannot afford a spending spree like any of the successful ones.
The club still needs better players though, and should not consider wins against teams like Rabotnicki get into their head.
Here is a list of 10 players whom I think Liverpool would be desperately keen to buy to strengthen their squad.
Although after Hodgson's comment of no overhaul of the squad, all the 10 may not make it, but at least a few of them should really be considered by the Reds before the summer transfer window slams shut.