After what has seemed like an interminably long offseason, the new English Premier League kicks off on Friday afternoon with a single game, followed by a full slate of games over the weekend.
Liverpool signing a left-back on deadline day would be the flawless way to end a low-key transfer window.
Only former West Ham goalkeeper Adrián has joined the club's first-team this summer, although Liverpool have also bolstered their youth ranks by signing Fulham's Harvey Elliott and Sepp van den Berg from PEC Zwolle. Finally, if you're still regretting not placing that bet on Leicester City for their title-winning 2015/16 season at 5,000/1, then have a go on these.
"That makes no sense, it's not about that". Following on from their successes of last season, they've had an impressive pre-season.
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has insisted arch rivals Manchester United are back among the contenders for the 2019-20 Premier League title following their acquisition of England global Harry Maguire, as reported by The Sun.
Outside of the new clubs, there are a few teams who were in the relegation battle last season and who are likely to be there again.
Their prolific front three of Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane were all involved in worldwide tournaments again this summer. Some critics have suggested Liverpool should have built from a position from strength.
Despite that wealth of talent, Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum admits making a fast start is essential to stop City establishing a stranglehold at the top.
Clubs had until 5pm on Deadline Day to bring players in, but they can still sell to leagues where the window remains open beyond August 8.
Liverpool had the Premier League's meanest defence last season and boast an attack featuring two of the campaign's three leading scorers in Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane.
Marco Silva is determined to sign a centre-back before the transfer window closes on Thursday, with Kurt Zouma yet to be replaced following the expiry of his loan agreement with Chelsea.
Tierney travelled to London on Wednesday after the payment structure of a £25million move from Celtic was finally agreed between the clubs.
"We're delighted Kieran is joining us".
"He is a talented, exciting player who will offer us creativity in the midfield". He looks fit. Yes, he is an option.
The Englishman showcased his qualities in the Bundesliga last season and he now appears to be ready to play a regular role in the Premier League.
The double swoop would complete an impressive window for the Gunners despite missing out on the riches of the Champions League.
Arsenal were also hoping to sign Zaha this summer but they instead splashed the cash on Pepe.
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