We are realistically not going to compete with the top 6 next season and I think people need to accept that.
Yes weíve had a good couple of days and can look forward to next season but as we discovered this year you canít throw 8 new players into a team and expect it to work. Nor are we in a place to compete with just 3 or 4 signings.
We donít want to be that self entitled club weíre being made out in the media this week with BigSam being booted out do we? Itís going to take a while to be at that level, this is the start of a new project not a miricle invitation to the top 6.
Letís look to solidify that 7th place and get some cup runs in and maintain a squad thatís both big enough and good enough for Europe year in and year out.
I do think you have some valid points there but I donīt agree that last summers signings defines that you canīt buy 8 new players and think it will go well. I do think that is possible - problem last summer was that we did many bad signings. I remember people last summer complaining about me moaning about our signings. You just have to do the right signings.
Problem is that its so hard to do them. Buying proven PL players is not good enough for us - the best of them will end up at the top 6 clubs and we will end up with the likes of Rooney, Schneiderlin and Gylfi. As someone else wrote here - we need to go for unproven, talented players from countries like Italy, France and Spain. That is not easy either as the big clubs now buy them for their academies. Remember i.e Mane, Coutinho and Payet - it is possible to hit the jackpot but it is enough Nyarkos out there to fail. Most important - our team do sorely need players with pace, power and creativity in offensive positions. Its incredible that we lined up in the beginning of the season with Klaassen, Rooney and Gylfi - thats like having three slow players always looking for a breakthrough pass just to find out that we dont have any players doing the off the ball runs.
Liverpool is not a great team - their defensive players are not great footballers but they have three players with so much pace, power and skill that it is enough to create problems for the opponent - we just dont have players causing problems...So lets just put all effort in getting attacking minded players - who? I do not have a clue.