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EPL Season Preview: Liverpool Will Try to Erase 25 Years of Failure

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The last time Liverpool FC won the English Premier League was the 1989-90 campaign in which Liverpool won the league by nine points over Aston Villa. Is Liverpool capable of doing that twice in a century? We shall see.

Liverpool made headlines this offseason by parting ways with the ever-so controversial Luis Suarez. For all those that are completely oblivious to the sports universe, Suarez was caught biting his third victim, Giorgio Chiellini, in the 2014 World Cup.

Brendan Rodgers has been busy in the 2014 Summer Transfer Window leading to Rodgers bringing in Emre Can, Dejan Lovren, Rickie Lambert, Adam Lallana and Lazar Markovic. Along with these five signings, Liverpool has been linked to many other players including Divock Origi and Xherdan Shaqiri. Rodgers will be looking to replace a thirty goal scorer in Suarez. Luckily, Liverpool still has Daniel Sturridge who scored a little more than twenty goals last season. Lallana is most likely the answer but at the moment Lallana will miss the season opener due to an injury.

Rodgers is known to play a two forward system so a replacement for Suarez will need to happen since the remaining forwards outside of Sturridge and Lambert, on the roster include Fabio Borini, Samed Yesil, Krisztian Adorjan and Jerome Sinclair. I am not confident in the rest of forwards on the team having an influence. Bringing in Origi will be the best bet for Rodgers due to his impressive stint in the 2014 World Cup.

Last season was disappointing for Rodgers and Liverpool. Liverpool squandered first place in the last few games of the season to Manchester City. Liverpool was riding an eleven game win-streak before losing to Chelsea, 2-0 and drawing Crystal Palace, 3-3. This allowed Manchester City to sneak in and take control of first place.

Rodgers and Liverpool does not want to see this happen again but as history tells us, Liverpool has a knack for giving up the lead late in the season. With all the spending Rodgers is doing in this transfer window, I do not believe Liverpool will win the league but will once again finish second.

Collin Ruby is a writer for StoppageTimeSoccer.com, “Follow” him on Twitter @Collin_Ruby and “Like” him on Facebook

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