Liverpool's new signings in the shape of forwards Iago Aspas from Celta Vigo and the young Sevilla striker Luis Alberto are obviously gifted, but are a bit untried at the very top level. The club hasn't gone out and bought tried and trusted men. Instead, they've gone for a lot of potential.
Of the three confirmed signings, Kolo Toure is well established, but I very much doubt he has been brought to the club to play regularly whereas the other two may have significant roles in the side.
The owners have been pretty clear about the strategy they wanted the club to pursue: they wanted to buy young talent and sell on for profit. I'm not too sure why you want to buy players and sell on, but that is what the owners were keen to do.
Both men could be discussed a year from now in glowing terms, or regarded as a gamble that never quite came off. Whatever happens, the club has to kick on this season and challenge for the top four. I don't think anything else will do.
I think a lot will become clear in the first three months of the season. You get off to a good start and you are in there otherwise it will be uphill all the way.
It is a big gamble, but that is the way they want to go. The owners have a lot of faith in the manager Brendan Rodgers and his scouts.
If you look at what they achieved in January with the signings of Philippe Coutinho and Daniel Sturridge, it gives you hope that they there is plenty of improvement to come.
It is going to be a big ask for younger players to come in and do well over a long season, but not being in Europe will benefit Liverpool. I think they should be able to cope.
I can see what both Alberto and Aspas will bring to the party.
They are both very good technically, and can spot a pass. Both of them will be a massive part of creating and scoring goals.
Brendan is looking to bring another 20 goals into the team with his signings, as he has stated. If these two signings come off, they will enhance matters because they are two very technically gifted footballers.
I think Luis Suarez is very keen on moving to Real Madrid, but I'm not too sure how keen Real Madrid are on him. He has made his bed, but Liverpool are in a strong position to dictate what happens with that sale.
Liverpool are slowly preparing for life without Suarez.
It is just a question of getting as much as they can for him. Whether that is from Real Madrid or somewhere else, I don't know.
But I think they are preparing for life without him.
It appears to be a balancing act in getting the right blend of youth with enough experience.
There is no Jamie Carragher next season. They will certainly miss his character in the side.
Toure is a vastly experienced man, but won't be able to fill the boots of Carragher in and around the club.
It is all about consistency for Liverpool. When they are playing well, they are as potent as any team in the Premier League.
They are free-scoring and enjoyed a lot of big wins in the Premier League. In terms of creating and scoring it is not a problem, but it all comes down to consistency.
There were some horrendous performances in certain games that cost Liverpool the chance to challenge for the top four last season.
Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea will compete for the title, but then you have the next three of Arsenal, Spurs and Liverpool.
I'm optimistic Liverpool can finish fourth or fifth from that group.
The last four months of last season did Brendan a lot of good. I think even without Suarez, Liverpool will be stronger.
And if you can achieve that as a manager, you are moving in the right direction.