Jurgen Klopp claims he’s 100 per cent happy with our transfer business so far, insisting that despite a number of disadvantages we have compared to some of the other clubs, we’ve still brought some brilliant players to the club (via The Telegraph).
With Joel Matip, Loris Karius, Sadio Mane, and Marko Grujic joining the club this summer, the squad has already been given a bit of a makeover. We’re expecting another signing or two as well, so we could see a real new-look squad ahead of the 2016/17 campaign.
Klopp believes that despite a few “disadvantages”, we’ve built a really strong squad on top of an already solid base. He claims a well-oiled and united team is far more important than having a squad full of big names, and stresses that we have a side capable of really challenging.
He admits that there are a number of players who are unfortunately out of our reach, but doesn’t believe it’s a problem.
“If we go for players and there is obviously no chance, there is no point,” he said.
“Look for players you can have and make the best of it. I am 100 per cent happy with the guys we have brought in until now.
“We have to build a special bond. It is using experience, using the base and not killing the base and starting completely new.
“We can say yes we were only eighth in the league and that is not too good, but we could have got European football, that’s clear. You take from it and you make decisions and then go for it. That is what we are doing in the moment. I cannot make the transfers everyone wants.
“We can talk about the one or two disadvantages that we have. We are not in the Champions League, we are not in the Europa League. That possibly means a player wants to play in the Champions League or European football or whatever so cannot join Liverpool. If you want it is only a fact for us. For us it is not a moment to change a whole team, there is no reason for it. Absolutely not. There were games – especially in the Europa league – where you can say this team plus some new transfers could be really strong. They could be a real challenger.”
Klopp’s right in so far as our final league position last season was a little disappointing, but it may actually work in our favour. With no Champions League or Europa League we can put all of our focus into the Premier League, and last time that happened we were a whisker away from clinching the title.
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The German manager looks to be addressing the issues in the squad and bringing the right players in, so this season really could prove to be a fantastic one.