Werner: We’ll back Edwards in market & players will ‘jump’ to Liverpool

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Liverpool are in such a brilliant position right now.

We’re playing in a Champions League Final tomorrow (gulp), just finished the Premier League season on 97 points, have a jaw-dropping starting XI, the world’s best manager, unrivalled fans and owners that run us properly.

Obviously, the focus is on Spurs in Madrid, but even if we lose the match – we’re just at the beginning of what’s going to be a long and successful journey.

Chairman Tom Werner has been talking about how easy it is for us to attract top talent to Anfield – and has promised to financially back Jurgen Klopp and Michael Edwards should they sound out elite targets.

“As far as I’m concerned, there’s no reason why any elite player wouldn’t want to be playing for Liverpool,” Werner told the Echo’s James Pearce.

“We have such a strong squad with a strong back office and a manager who I think is one of the greatest managers in world football.

“So I don’t think there is going to be any players who if they were invited to play for Liverpool, wouldn’t jump at the opportunity.

“John (W Henry), Mike (Gordon) and I will leave the transfer business to those who know it so well – Jurgen and (sporting director) Michael Edwards,” Werner continued.

“If they recommend someone then we will support that recommendation. Our role at FSG is to support the manager and the people around him in the best way that we possibly can.”

Despite the fact that we can compete with more or less anybody for the world’s best players, our squad is largely sorted!

Most of our business this summer will be replacing backup players like Simon Mignolet, Alberto Moreno and Daniel Sturridge.

If we do make one big signing this year, it’ll likely be a versatile attacker – with Nicolas Pepe the name most recently linked.

In all honesty though, we don’t care who we sign. We trust Klopp and his staff to make the right decisions, and love the players already at our disposal.

What a weird, unfamiliar feeling!

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