The sun is out, Virgil van Dijk is back, Ibrahima Konate looks like he’s going to settle in just fine... and within the next month we are going to see fans back at Anfield. Little wonder, then, the latest Poetry in Motion podcast, hosted as ever by Neil Fitzmaurice, and featuring Paul Gorst and debutant Mark Wakefield, is brimming with optimism ahead of the new season. But while the Reds look stronger than ever at the back after the return of Van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip, plus the signing of Konate, are they in danger of repeating last season’s transfer mistake - but in a different area of the pitch? Fitzy and the panel discuss whether Liverpool need to strengthen their midfield, examining reported interest in Florian Neuhaus and Houssem Aouar, and also ask whether another forward is needed, too. But whatever the Reds' squad looks like come the opening day at Norwich City, they will go into the new campaign knowing they will have their 12th man back.

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