After that disastrous Champions League final, Liverpool and Jurgen Klopp would be looking to kick on in all the competitions next season.
There are rumours afloat of a potential £200m transfer kitty being allotted at the disposal of the German manager. Much of that is financed by the mid-season £142m sale of the Brazilian magician Philippe Coutinho.
Some of that money has already been spent after Liverpool quietly completed the signing of a midfield stalwart in Fabinho, who plays in a position that definitely needed reinforcements.
But the one position that the Reds need to recruit in is certainly the attacking midfield position. The gulf that Coutinho left was never really filled, and it was never more apparent than in the Champions League final. Liverpool struggled to do anything going forward once Salah limped off.
And the most recent player to be linked with a move to Anfield is Real Madrid sensation Marco Asensio. The wonderful Spaniard, who has a reported £158m release clause, was shown in a stunning edit featuring the Liverpool kit by Portsmouth based graphic designer @FFX_____.