The 5 Most Important Players for the Rest of Liverpool's Season
Created on 17 Feb, 2015 4:39 PM GMT
With Liverpool still competing on three separate fronts (League, FA Cup, and Europa), every remaining fixture is absolutely crucial. A top 4 spot is still very much up for grabs, and the winner of the Europa League this year earns an automatic spot in next years Champions League.
While trying to avoid looking ahead to this summer, it is impossible to ignore the ramifications on missing out on the Champions League next year. Liverpool just recently signed a kit manufacturing deal with New Balance for next season that is rumored to provide an additional £25 million to the summers transfer budget. Great players want to play in the Champions League. It is without a doubt the greatest recruiting tool.
No disrespect to the FA Cup, but qualifying for the Champions League, whether it be from finishing top 4 or winning the Europa, should be the primary focus. While in the middle of a fixture pile up, here’s who I see as the 5 most important (not necessarily best) players to watch for Liverpool over the final weeks of the season.