Glen Johnson believes that Liverpool have enough quality to be among the contenders for silverware this campaign. The England full back feels that the arrival of Joe Cole in particular means that Roy Hodgson is putting together a squad that can be a real threat to the established order.
"It's been great to see the new signings joining," he told LFC Weekly.
"Everyone knows what Coley can do and he is another great player for the squad. Then with established internationals like Christian Poulsen coming in and the other lads, the squad is getting bigger and stronger now.
"That was a criticism that some people levelled at us last season, saying we didn't have that strength in depth but we do now.
"Obviously the news that Stevie and Fernando were staying gave everyone another lift. The last thing any player wants to see is the best players leave. The fans don't want to see that and the manager doesn't want that either.
"It's good for everyone that all the boys have stayed around and I think we're almost there in terms of having the ideal squad."