- Hamann criticises Liverpool’s former approach in transfer windows
- Former midfielder doesn’t understand why we haven’t strengthened in certain positions
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Didi Hamann’s often a bit of a knob on Twitter about Liverpool, a club who made him a multimillionaire and helped him establish his worldwide reputation.
But in fairness to the German, at least he says exactly what’s on his mind, unlike many other former players who shy around a subject and regurgitate cliches having not been bothered to form an opinion of their own.
Hamann thinks Jurgen Klopp is crazy not to have improved our spine during multiple transfer windows and thinks the centre of our defence and our holding midfield options are useless.
Many of the fans agree with him, but in recent weeks, the current batch are proving him wrong – for now at least.
Our former midfielder has restated our need for players in these positions, but claimed we won’t buy anybody in January.
Hamann told AskFans: “They need a centre-back and a holding midfielder.
“These positions haven’t been addressed in the summer, so I don’t think the manager will address them now because he didn’t feel the need to bring somebody in.
“They set their sights on Van Dijk, that didn’t happen for some reason and he said he was happy with what he’s got.
“Lately they have defended much better than they did at the start of the season.
“I don’t think they conceded a goal from open play for six games which is no mean feat in the Premier League.
“January is then always a hard time to buy players because the good teams don’t want to sell their best players and then you go further down the league and you have to pay over the odds because everybody wants to stay up.
“I don’t think we will see any players coming into Liverpool.
“The problem is, the people Liverpool will be interested in, Man City, Man Utd and all the others will be too.
“Maybe Bayern, PSG and Real Madrid too. There’s a lot of competition and prices are very inflated.
“Even defenders you are looking at £40-£50m, so it gets harder and harder to buy players.”
He’s probably right. Liverpool want players in January, but we’d be surprised if the club get any exciting deals over the line.
Our winter business over the past few years has been completely barren.