Liverpool have been fairly unlucky over the past few seasons, in the past they have always been known as one of the bigger clubs, up there with Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool, however it almost feels as if the club have fizzled out recently with not much mention of the club apart from the controversy over star striker Luis Suarez. Will we ever seem the Liverpool home shirt conquer Europe again?

The club have always been in the top ten of the league, mainly finishing 7th and above, the last time they qualified for a Champions League spot in the top four was in the 2008-09 season where they finished in second place in the Premier League behind Manchester United. That season it was Raliverpool-long-sleeve-home-shirt-2013-14fael Benitez who helped the club achieve top four status, it did not all run smoothly at the club though, with altercations between the Spaniard and some of the new backroom staff. They had apparently had a disagreement with Benitez over the signing of Gareth Barry from Aston Villa in the summer of 2008, which then fell through, after that it always seemed as if there was quite an atmosphere behind the scenes. He had many struggles facing him as manager, trying to keep Steven Gerrard from moving to Chelsea, but he did bring in Spanish ace Luis Garcia and Xabi Alonso who turned out to be big hits. Even though there were some disagreements between the former manager, staff and fans there is no denying that he helped get Liverpool far and reach the Champions League.

When Benitez finally left Liverpool during the 09-10 seasons, it was Roy Hodgson to take on the role of manager. Hodgson however did not do too well and the club only managed 6th place. After Hodgson it was the turn of Scotsman Kenny Dalglish to take over, for a second time. In 1985 he took over as Liverpool boss and stayed there up until 1991 and in 2011 the fans were quite excited about his return. He however could only help them reach 8th place, worse than Hodgsons result. In 2012 Dalglish left the club and new boss Brendan Rogers was brought in from Swansea City to try and bring success, the Irishman could only manager 7th position at the end of the 12/13 season but at least they have gone up instead of down.

One of the key things for Liverpool is trying to keep star striker Luis Suarez, the Paraguayan has been linked with moves to Real Madrid, Arsenal and many others. Arsene Wenger, boss of Arsenal has already seen a 40 million bid rejected by the club.  The 26 year old signed for Liverpool in 2011 after Dalglish showed his interest, he came from Ajax and enjoyed a good spell at the club, scoring just shortly after the first time he wore the Liverpool home shirt. When Dalglish left, Suarez continued his great form for Brendan Rogers and had become the regular forward for the squad. During the 12/13 season he took the league by storm and became one of the best footballers and top goal scorers in the Premiership. Even though the 26 year old has great football skill and can definitely score goals the he can certainly get hot-headed and this has shown twice in his Liverpool career. First starting with the racial abuse towards United's Patrice Evra landing him an eight match ban and then the biting incident where he bit Chelsea's Branislav Ivanovic and that resulted in a 10 match ban, leaving him to miss the last couple of games of the season.

It is hard to tell how Liverpool will do this season, Suarez had not been there that long and we have seen how amazing he is from last season, if they can keep hold of him then they may be able to challenge for a Champions League place again next year. Other players always showing great football for the club also included Coutinho, Raheem Sterling, Daniel Sturridge and Jordan Henderson on and off. These great young players now have time during pre-season to get together and work hard and try their best to welcome in the new signings so they can gel early. Rodgers has already signed Kolo Toure, Iago Aspas, Luis Alberto, Dani Pacheco and Simon Mignolet so let's hope they turn out to be a success.

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