As I sat around thinking about the content of this article following the request to write it, the actual size of task became rather daunting.
The word guarantee really ought not to be there because a lot of things in life aren't guaranteed and that counts for double in the world of football. If Liverpool signed Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, would that guarantee them a top-four finish? I certainly don't think so.
Would it give them an excellent chance? Certainly, but there's still no guarantee.
So to the list. Do I include players that there is no chance of signing? Or do I try to take a realistic approach?
If I take the latter, the guarantee seems less certain in my eyes and thus becomes no guarantee at all.
If I name whoever I like, the list would be fun but ultimately pointless.
Realism it is then—well as real as real gets in terms of transfer gossip!
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