Liverpool and their fans approach the start of another new Premier League season knowing that they have gone another season without winning the Premier League title and that is something they are desperate to put right this season.
Last season, Liverpool had a great opportunity to win the Premier League and yet let it slip at the crucial time and that must have been very hard to take for everybody connected to club.
To their credit Liverpool showed tremendous character and ability to push Manchester United all the way and that at least demonstrated that the Liverpool squad has the mental capacity to fight for the cause, which is a massively important factor.
Rafa Benitez will be looking to his players to use their anger and frustration in providing an extra impetus this year and push them on because there can be no doubting the strength of the Liverpool squad with Steven Gerard and Fernando Torres amongst the very finest players in world football.
Transfer activity has been quiet at Anfield this summer and the only real move for Liverpool has been the signing of Glen Johnson who will add new dimension and balance to the Liverpool team as he strengthens the back areas and provides the bonus of attacking options given his commitment to get forward and provide quality in the final third as well.
Negative aspects of the transfer activity at Liverpool have surround Alvaro Arbeloa, Xavi Alonso and Javier Mascherano and the situation does not look great with Arbeloa already sold to Real Madrid, Xavi Alonso close to signing for Real Madrid and Mascherano still heavily linked with a move away.
The sale of Alvaro Arbeloa is not so such a significant deal and he shouldn