Having missed out on a top-four finish in the Premier League for the first time since 2016 last season, Liverpool will be determined to return to the upper echelons of the division during 2023/24.
Manager: Jurgen Klopp
Captain: Jordan Henderson
Top league scorer last season: Mohamed Salah - 19
Last season’s position: 5th
To Win Outright - 8/1
To Finish in Top 2 – 9/4
To Finish in Top 4 - 8/15
Not to Finish in Top 4 - 11/8
After accumulating over 90 points and either challenging or winning the Premier League title in three of the previous four seasons, Liverpool were expected to be there or thereabouts at the top of the standings once again during 2022/23.
However, the Reds endured an underwhelming season to say the least, languishing in mid-table for much of the campaign, with their away form causing particular problems.
There was even talk surrounding Jurgen Klopp's future at Anfield at one stage, but the German was able to rally his troops towards the end of season, with Liverpool going on an 11-match unbeaten run that was enough to see them finish fifth, just four points off the top-four positions.
Had the season gone on for a few weeks longer, Liverpool may well have gate-crashed the top four and they will be hoping to build on that positive momentum heading into the new campaign.
Liverpool's minimum aim for the new season will be to return to the Premier League's top four, while after being the main protagonists to Manchester City in three of the last five years, they will hope they can also mount a title challenge.
The club do appear to be in the midst of a transition, with the likes of James Milner, Naby Keita, Roberto Firmino and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain having all moved on.
There also remains intense speculation regarding the futures of captain Jordan Henderson and fellow midfielder Fabinho, who have both been heavily linked with transfers to the Saudi Pro League.
That would leave Liverpool's midfield looking particularly light, but the arrivals of Alexis Mac Allister and Dominik Szoboszlai could offer a fresh impetus to a team that had looked leggy in the middle of the park at times last season.
Further acquisitions could certainly bolster Klopp's squad between now and the start of the season and they remain a team packed with attacking quality, with Mohamed Salah supported by the likes of Diogo Jota, Luis Diaz, Darwin Nunez and Cody Gakpo in the final third - the latter is set to embark on his first full season at Anfield.
It will also be interesting to see how Klopp utilises Trent Alexander-Arnold, who starred for England as a central midfielder during the summer after struggling at right back at times last term.
Klopp is currently the longest-serving manager in the Premier League having succeeded Brendan Rodgers in the Liverpool hotseat in October 2015, and he has enjoyed a trophy-laden spell in charge.
During his time at Anfield, the former Borussia Dortmund boss has led Liverpool to a first top-flight league title for 30 years, a sixth Champions League, as well as triumphs in the FA Cup, EFL Cup, UEFA Super Cup and Club World Cup.
The German can certainly be mentioned in the same breath as Liverpool's greatest ever managers, such as Bill Shankly and Bob Paisley, and he still has plenty of time to add to his long list of Anfield accolades, as he is under contract until the summer of 2026.
After enduring arguably his toughest season since moving to Merseyside, Klopp will be doubling down on delivering success during the upcoming campaign, which could be a concern for all of Liverpool's rivals.
If Klopp is one of Liverpool's all-time great managers then Egyptian forward Salah could enter the conversation as one the best players to ever don the famous red shirt.
Since moving to Anfield from Roma in 2017, Salah has scored 186 goals in 305 appearances, leaving him joint-fifth on Liverpool's all-time scoring list alongside another club legend, Steven Gerrard.
Salah has netted a minimum of 19 Premier League goals across his six seasons with the Reds and after being part of the club's iconic front three alongside Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane for so long, he is now leading the new wave of attackers at Anfield.
Despite turning 31 over the summer, Salah is still more than capable of delivering the goals and creativity that Liverpool will need if they are to break back into the top four and beyond.
Liverpool fought off competition from the likes of Newcastle to land Hungary international Dominik Szoboszlai over the summer, with the attacking midfielder joining on a five-year deal from RB Leipzig for a reported £60m.
Szoboszlai has arrived at Anfield with a big reputation and, at just 22, he has the potential to get even better.
The former RB Salzburg ace scored 20 goals and provided 22 assists during his two-season stay in the Bundesliga with Leipzig and provided he can settle into life in the Premier League quickly, he could be a key figure for Liverpool for years to come.
Alexis Mac Allister (Brighton - £35m)
Dominik Szoboszlai (RB Leipzig - £60m)
Leighton Clarkson (Aberdeen - Undisclosed)
James Milner (Brighton - Free)
Naby Keita (Werder Bremen - Free)
Roberto Firmino (Al-Ahli - Free)
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (End of contract)
Jack Bearne (Greenock Morton - Free)
Layton Stewart (Preston - Undisclosed)
(4-3-3): Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Konate, Van Dijk, Robertson, Mac Allister, Thiago, Szoboszlai, Salah, Gakpo, Jota.
Liverpool's opening six Premier League fixtures are as follows:
13th August 2023 - Chelsea (A)
19th August 2023 - Bournemouth (H)
27th August 2023 - Newcastle (A)
3rd September 2023 - Aston Villa (H)
16th September 2023 - Wolves (A)
24th September 2023 - West Ham (H)
Odds correct at time of publishing and subject to change.