The so-called ‘Golden era’ of football unfolded between the 1950’s and 1970’s, during which time famous players such as Pele, Bobby Charlton and the incomparable Duncan Edwards plied their trade. It was also a time when Liverpool began their rise as Britain’s premier football club, as the club earned the first of its five European Cup successes in 1977.
This golden epoch has been celebrated in the recent Shoot Video slot, which debuted on the Royal Vegas Online Casino. While playing this game, you cannot help but be reminded of how much football has changed during the last 30 years, while it is also evident that the sport has successfully infiltrated other aspects of popular culture during the digital age.
Can Klopp make Liverpool great again?
Those of a cynical nature may also claim that the Shoot slot also highlights the decline of Liverpool, with the club having won its last league title in 1990 and its most recent European Cup back in 2005. Reviving this immense club is now the challenge facing German manager Jurgen Klopp, who thrived as the leader of Borussia Dortmund and inspired the club to two league titles after nearly facing bankruptcy.
For Klopp to succeed, however, he will need to have a busy summer in the transfer market. He has inherited a squad that lacks depth and world class talent, while star performers such as Jordan Henderson, Philippe Coutinho and the mercurial Daniel Sturridge seemingly perennially injured. Sturridge is also the centre of intense transfer speculation himself, with rumours suggesting that the Klopp may be willing to cut his losses on the England striker and sell him to a London-based club.
In terms of incoming players, Chelsea flop Marko Marin has been linked heavily with a move to the club. The playmaker, who is currently on-loan at Turkish club Trabzonspor, has played just 16 times for the Blues and looks set for a summer switch. Klopp is a fan of Marin and encountered him during his time at Werder Bremen, and is keen to add some guile to his midfield.
Will Klopp land any big names?
In terms of major signings, Liverpool may struggle to attract Klopp’s targets if the club fails to qualify for the Champions’ League. While Alex Teixeira claims he is still motivated by a move to the Reds despite his mega-bucks move to China, there are few players at elite level who will sacrifice an appearance in Europe’s premier competition regardless of a club’s history. This could well hinder Liverpool’s plans during the summer.
Perhaps Klopp should let his transfer targets play the aforementioned Shoot video slot so that they can tap into the sense of history that underpins Liverpool Football Club.