For Liverpool fans the Premier League crown remains their most sought-after trophy but under the stewardship of Jurgen Klopp there is a real sense that the club can finally add the elusive piece of silverware to their trophy cabinet.
The German boss has kicked off his summer recruitment drive in decent fashion by signing Naby Keita from Red Bull Leipzig and Fabinho from Monaco, with more signings expected to arrive before the big kick-off in August.
Several positions remain problematic for the Reds and if they are serious about toppling current champions Manchester City next season they must ensure that the right players are added to the squad this summer.
Reaching the Champions League final at the end of last season does make Liverpool a pretty big attraction for any potential recruits during the transfer window and Klopp will be hoping to get the signatures of some more stellar players.
Here, we look at three players that Liverpool must sign to enhance their title credentials…
The England central defender has seen his stock rise no end after a magnificent World Cup where his performances have helped his country to the last four of the tournament.
Leicester City will face a real fight to keep hold of the no-nonsense defender following the competition and it remains to be seen whether one of the top clubs can entice him out of the King Power Stadium.
Reports in the Liverpool Echo last week claimed that ex-Reds’ defender Phil Thompson has urged his former club to sign the Leicester man following his scintillating tournament, and it now remains to be seen whether an advance will be made after the World Cup.
The signing of a world class goalkeeper remains the primary target for Liverpool this summer, particularly following Loris Karius’ high profile mistakes in the Champions League final at the end of May.
Oblak has established himself as one of the world’s very best goalkeepers during his four years with Atlético Madrid and the Slovenian international would represent a major summer coup for Liverpool, if a deal can be struck.
Tempting the 25-year-old away from the Wanda Metropolitano might prove tricky but it certainly wouldn’t hurt for the Reds to try and aim high in their quest for a new custodian.
The 25-year-old was one of the Premier League’s standout performers last season and he has really revived his career under Roy Hodgson’s management at Crystal Palace.
According to a report in The Mirror, Everton are interested in signing the Ivory Coast international this summer but he would represent a pretty solid signing for Liverpool too.
Zaha’s pace would be a serious attribute in Liverpool’s high pressing style of football and his arrival would signify a solid statement of intent by the Reds.