Former Liverpool midfielder Dietmar Hamann has paid tribute to Jurgen Klopp’s summer recruitment.
Hamann believes his fellow German has addressed important areas on the pitch and the lack of particular physical attributes throughout the side.
When asked by FourFourTwo Singapore for his thoughts on Liverpool’s transfer business, he said: “Very good – they added some power and pace in Georginio Wijnaldum and Sadio Mane. They seemed to do some good business for reasonable money.”
“I think the defender Joel Matip was a top buy, especially on a free transfer. He has serious potential. Mane has also hit the ground running.”
“I think he (Klopp) inherited a decent squad, it just needed some pace added, which I think he has done!”
The arrival of Sadio Mane’s speed has been pivotal to Liverpool’s impressive start, without question.
He offers Jurgen Klopp’s side a different dimension with his ability to counter-attack in addition to the way he makes runs in behind the opposition defence and also bursting drives from deeper positions.
The direct nature to his game has coincided well with the team’s trickier and more technical stars in achieving an important balance.
Hamann also rightly hands Joel Matip the recognition he deserves. The centre-back has settled into the Premier League extremely well and looks surprisingly calm on the ball for someone who only joined us in the summer.
Matip has proven he is up to dealing with both the physicality and the speed of England’s top division.
Both summer signings are certainly justifying the faith their manager has put in them.