Fabrizio Romano reveals why no-one wants to sign for Liverpool

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Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano is perhaps the best-sourced man in football media right now – if he says something is happening, it’s happening.

Speaking on his own Here We Go podcast, the Sky Sports and Guardian regular said not many players want to sign for Liverpool because of fierce squad competition.

A lot of players now don’t want to join Liverpool [to] play seven matches. The big ones are coming back from their injuries and then [new signings] are on the bench for one season or more,” Romano said.

So, at the moment, Liverpool are still with the same idea: We can stay with this team. If we have an opportunity, okay. If we don’t, we stay with this one.

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It’s hard to argue with that thinking, to be honest. When stars like Xherdan Shaqiri are struggling for regular game-time at Liverpool, it’s hard to imagine where new players will fit in.

More specifically, Romano seems to be talking about defensive options – with ‘the big ones’ meaning Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez – and that makes even more sense.

A promising centre-half will take one look at Liverpool’s squad and see the regular starters will be back in action within six months and may fancy their chances elsewhere.

To be fair, if these players are not up for the fight – do we even want them in the first place?

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  1. I agree with the above comment, unfortunately, klopp has a problem with certain favourites for example wynaldeum he plays every match whether he plays bad or reasonable, obviously the other players get only a few minutes if they are lucky, obviously, the player is unable to perform as expected and could result in injuries.

  2. The big dynasties such as RM, Barca and Bayern, Man City have bigger squads with more rotation. Klopp prefers as little rotation as he can get away with and is willing to gamble on injuries. If what Romano says is true then it’s going to be tough for us to build a dynasty by rejuvenating the team over a couple of years as it starts to age or go stale.
    That’s a challenge for Klopp who appears to love being the underdog, but is now leading one of the worlds giant teams and needs a new squad building and rotation strategy to stay on top.

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