12 things Liverpool fans want for Christmas this year

    Dear Santa, here’s a short list of things Liverpool fans would like for Christmas this year…

    It’s that time of the year once more, Santa is almost on his way and the festive fixture schedule is back in full swing.

    There are a lot of boxes Jurgen Klopp‘s side have to tick off to achieve their goals this season – even if they have shifted thanks to a topsy-turvy start, leaving plenty for fans to wish for this Christmas.

    From transfers, contracts and competitions:

    Jude Bellingham…

    DOHA, QATAR - Sunday, December 4, 2022: England's Jude Bellingham celebrates after the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Round of 16 match between England and Senegal at the Al Bayt Stadium. England won 3-0. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

    DOHA, QATAR - Sunday, December 4, 2022: England's Jude Bellingham celebrates after the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Round of 16 match between England and Senegal at the Al Bayt Stadium. England won 3-0. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

    This one is more on the expensive side, but the novelty will not wear off – it’s a gift that would certainly last.

    It doesn’t have to be immediate, the summer will certainly do for a player who has the potential to transfer Liverpool’s midfield.

    He may only be 19, but he’s a man in demand and getting in ahead of rivals will certainly lay down a marker.

    It’s top of the list.

    Upturn in form…

    MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - Thursday, December 22, 2022: Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp applauds the supporters after the Football League Cup 4th Round match between Manchester City FC and Liverpool FC at the City of Manchester Stadium. Manchester City won 3-2. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

    MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - Thursday, December 22, 2022: Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp applauds the supporters after the Football League Cup 4th Round match between Manchester City FC and Liverpool FC at the City of Manchester Stadium. Manchester City won 3-2. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

    Not sure if Santa deals in matters of consistency, but Liverpool sure do need it.

    The longest winning run so far this season is four games, which came right before the World Cup break and the Reds have not kept more than two successive clean sheets.

    A bit of magic dust to get Liverpool back on their way would not go amiss.

    Champions League football for 2023/24

    LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, September 13, 2022: Liverpool players line-up before the UEFA Champions League Group A matchday 2 game between Liverpool FC and AFC Ajax at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

    LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, September 13, 2022: Liverpool players line-up before the UEFA Champions League Group A matchday 2 game between Liverpool FC and AFC Ajax at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

    Liverpool have dined at the top table of European football for six seasons now and its presence for a seventh cannot be understated.

    Money, the lure for transfer targets, heritage, silverware – the list can go on and on.

    The Reds aren’t making it easy on themselves to finish in the top four – currently seven points adrift with a game in hand – but it is non-negotiable.

    A new contract for Bobby

    LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, October 1, 2022: Liverpool's Roberto Firmino celebrates after scoring his side's first goal during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Brighton & Hove Albion FC at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

    LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, October 1, 2022: Liverpool's Roberto Firmino celebrates after scoring his side's first goal during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Brighton & Hove Albion FC at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

    Currently, Roberto Firmino is out of contract at the end of the season but reports are that there are discussions over extending his stay at Anfield.

    At 31, his role will certainly change but he still has plenty to offer Klopp’s side – as he’s shown with nine goals and four assists so far this season.

    He’s a fan favourite, can still make valuable contributions and a new contract would certainly make sense for the Reds.

    More trophies

    LEICESTER, ENGLAND - Saturday, July 30, 2022: Liverpool players celebrate with the trophy after the FA Community Shield friendly match between Liverpool FC and Manchester City FC at the King Power Stadium. Liverpool won 3-1. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

    LEICESTER, ENGLAND - Saturday, July 30, 2022: Liverpool players celebrate with the trophy after the FA Community Shield friendly match between Liverpool FC and Manchester City FC at the King Power Stadium. Liverpool won 3-1. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

    It’s debatable as to wether you include the Community Shield but Liverpool have lifted three different pieces of silverware in 2022 and came close to another two.

    Now, the Carabao Cup is no longer within reach but the FA Cup and Champions League are achievable with the right approach and performances.

    Make it happen. Please.

    The right new investment…

    LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Friday, April 26, 2019: Liverpool's owner John W. Henry (R) and his wife Linda Pizzuti before the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Huddersfield Town AFC at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

    LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Friday, April 26, 2019: Liverpool's owner John W. Henry (R) and his wife Linda Pizzuti before the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Huddersfield Town AFC at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

    Whether it be a full sale or a partial investment, it has to be the right fit for Liverpool.

    Fenway Sports Group have made their fair share of mistakes but they’ve owned most of them and helped transform the club off the pitch and on it with Klopp and co.

    Liverpool cannot end up in the wrong hands. There would be a significant pushback if that were to ever happen but values and the ability to compete will be equally weighed for many.

    Other things on the list…

    LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, December 2, 2018: Two Liverpool supporters wearing Christmas jumpers featuring Jürgen Klopp "Merry Kloppmas" before the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Everton FC at Anfield, the 232nd Merseyside Derby. (Pic by Paul Greenwood/Propaganda)

    LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, December 2, 2018: Two Liverpool supporters wearing Christmas jumpers featuring Jürgen Klopp "Merry Kloppmas" before the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Everton FC at Anfield, the 232nd Merseyside Derby. (Pic by Paul Greenwood/Propaganda)

    • There’d be no complaints of also signing Enzo Fernandez
    • Fewer injury woes throughout the squad
    • A new forward player – is January a realistic timeline?
    • Become the team nobody wants to play against again
    • Fabinho to return to his world-class best
    • And goals in abundance for a certain Darwin Nunez!

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