Securing Champions League football has been tipped as a crucial factor in attracting top players in the summer transfer window and now is the time to see just how accurate that stance was.
While the prospect of competing in Europe’s elite competition is sure to be a powerful means in which to entice new players, Steven Gerrard believes the presence of Jurgen Klopp will prove to be equally as influential.
“If I’m a top player around Europe and Jurgen picks the phone up and I get offered the chance to play for this club, which is moving forward in every single department and has a world class manager leading it, I’d be jumping at that opportunity,” Gerrard told the Liverpool Echo.
“I want to play for him and I am 37 next week! For me, it’s such an exciting project. Not just because we qualified for the Champions League but the whole project.”
“The next three, four, five, six years, whatever it turns out to be, are going to be very exciting and players will want to be a part of what Jurgen is doing.”
Klopp himself has previously explained that early talks with transfer targets have seen players express their admiration for Liverpool’s style of play and the potential the club has.
There is a feeling that a serious Premier League title challenge isn’t too far away and bolstering an already talented squad will only help speed the process up. There has perhaps never been a better or more promising time for players to join Liverpool with the club only showing signs of moving forward.
An exciting summer awaits.