Lessons learnt by Liverpool against Guangdong

Overall it’s clear to see that even with a full squad we’re still desperately short of left-sided quality, an area which it seems will be addressed in the next week or two however. On the plus side it’s great to see so many young players being involved once again by the manager and, for those of you who’ve followed the recent U17 World Cup these are exciting times for our home-grown talents, with next season promising to see a whole host of new potential stars being introduced from the academy and reserves. Having followed the current crop for a while I’d say we honestly won’t need to add much to the squad now given Kenny’s long record of success in this respect. Credit too must go to Rafa for his hard work and vision in restructuring and revitalising the youth setup.

These are definitely good times to be a Liverpool fan then and the next few weeks might well give us more than a few reasons to be optimistic about the upcoming campaign. More new signings, a chance to watch the team gel, hopefully some much-needed clearing out of deadwood, and most of all the privilege of watching a fresh pre-season take shape under our most successful living manager.