Henderson and Lovren cannot stay healthy. This is a problem. Matip was very injury prone last season as well. They are two injuries away from Klavan-Gomez starting at CB. I am not really sure how they are supposed to challenge for anything, if that is their pairing for a prolonged period. The expectations for the team has changed, and they only have themselves to blame if they don't reinforce. I think Lovren would be one of the best backup CB options in the league, but he is very shaky as a starter. I am not in love with Matip either. I think he has to prove more this season, (which he has the tools to), CB is a position of weakness. More importantly the midfield is short. It was short before Lallana went down too. Especially from a creativity standpoint, they are very short handed. They need more. Henderson is underrated here, but he can certainly be upgraded on. I don't think anyone here rates Gini as highly as you. I think he is a very nice player, but he does not deserve to be an automatic starter at this point, and certainly can be upgraded. Liverpool are caught again with having no Plan B's to their primary targets at key positions. Money is not an excuse either, it is lack of preparedness. Liverpool was ready to make VVD the most expensive transferred center back of all time. They bid around 70m for Keita And they can find anyone else to spend the money on? I refust to believe that VVD and Keita are the only two players on Earth that Klopp thinks would improve the team. Salah was not even first choice himself, luckily he looks good, but deficiencies at CM and CB will doom the team, if they are not taken care of. Mane and Wijnaldum were both backup plans last summer and they turned out alright. Its sickening and they only have themselves to blame.