Jurgen Klopp did his bit over the summer, but Liverpool failed to keep their side of the bargain.
He convinced Naby Keita, Virgil van Dijk and who knows who else to sign for us in time for the 2017/18 campaign.
And despite a seemingly monstrous transfer budget, one still plays for Rb Leipzig and the other Southampton.
Those, are facts.
Paul Joyce writes in the Times that our inability to ‘manipulate the market’ has seen us go backwards, despite our manager doing his part successfully.
“Liverpool failed to make the most of Champions League qualification in 2014 and, similarly, they were unable to manipulate the market even after Klopp had done the groundwork in persuading players to join. Liverpool returned to the elite, but questions remain about whether they have done enough to stay there.”
It’s no surprise that this is being leaked and published right now, when the fan feeling against Klopp is more negative than every before.
Openly, Klopp’s always said he’s happy with his squad, but he’s not stupid and the fact we needed a new set of defenders and likely a goalkeeper/holding midfielder too was and still is mindbogglingly obvious.
Klopp named his targets, Liverpool didn’t deliver. Who’s directly to blame for that can lie at anyone’s door between novice sporting director Michael Edwards or FSG honcho JW Henry himself.
Surely come January we’ll at least attempt to right some wrongs.
Or the cycle begins again.