Philippe Coutinho, Mane (13)
Mohamed Salah (Roma, £39m), Andy Roberston (Hull City, £8m), Dominic Solanke (Chelsea, tribunal fee)
Kevin Stewart (Hull City, £8m), Lucas Leiva (Lazio, £5m), Andre Wisdom (Derby, £4.5m)
REASONS TO BE POSITIVE
Salah adds an injection of speed and quality to an already-rapid attack, while Liverpool were electric in the opening half of the campaign.
REASONS TO BE PESSIMISTIC
Injuries to Daniel Sturridge and Adam Lallana have compounded failures to land Virgil van Dijk and Naby Keita. Defence still looks markedly weaker than direct competitors.
ONE TO WATCH
Trent Alexander-Arnold has impressed during pre-season and the injury to Nathaniel Clyne means the right-back slot should be his to lose.
Salah clicks with Mane and Coutinho rejects Barcelona’s overtures, providing the requisite quality to challenge for both Premier League and Champions League glory.
Klopp’s men thrill much more than they dismay, but failures in the transfer market mean they come up just short in the task of sweeping up trophies.