Liverpool boss opened up his thoughts on the transfer market and the squad imbalance in Anfield.
Admitting the toughest time in the squad, Jurgen Klopp revealed his concerns and observations on the opened transfer market. The global sporting actions including football are passing through a tough time and the transfer windows got an unusual behavior in terms of spending and expenditures. The pandemic had made a serious impact on the accounts of most of the clubs in the world.
But the pressure on big teams are still existing despite the situation. Klopp said that the January transfer window is a chance that the Reds should engage in to resolve the current issues within the squad. But the speculations and money calculations are not comfortable for the team to do what they want.
Liverpool is facing a bunch of injury problems in the defensive line and that the available options are struggling to find a rhythm in the backline.
Virgil Van Dijk and Joel Matip are the two major misses that Liverpool has to address and the alternatives are not consistent in stopping the ball. Klopp has tried over 42 defensive combinations since his arrival to Anfield and it is still unsettled due to the injured options.
Patience would be the virtue: Klopp
After winning the prestigious premier league title on a margin of 18 points in the quick run from 31 games, the profile of getting into an ideal level with much needs and demands.
As they are continuing the winning form and the title race is still on, the hope is on high grounds for the fans. After the pandemic, Liverpool brought up Thiago and Diogo Jota which added some sort of strength to the formation.
Then Reds managed to find over 50 million pounds from the exit of Rhian Brewster, Dejan Lovren, and Ki-Jana Hoever. This helped the balance sheet of the club and went on without a burden.
Klopp admitted that the team is lacking that purchasing power of July and now they should adjust to the situation.
“We have a really good squad, we have to see what we can do, we have to see what have to do, we need still more time. Time will hopefully bring a bit more clarity about the future and then we will make our decisions. We should not forget that the situation is a tough one for all people, and for football clubs as well”, Klopp said. (LiverpoolEcho)
Alternatives for Reds
The 53-year-old manager has got a hope in his squad and he is continuing experiments with the available options. Liverpool is still on the top of the table and its scoring consistency is winning matches for them. Closing down the defensive gaps with the inexperienced options is a challenge. But this is football and it has challenges.
If it was the normal situation, Liverpool would have done something in the transfer window. But now, it’s not the same, and teams aren’t stable with zero revenue from the matchdays. The empty stadiums are the conditions in England and most of the teams took a hit by this.
Checking out the Anfield situation, a £3 million loss per game reflected a £36 million loss this season. The champions had a full house fixture back in March against Atletico Madrid and now its been a long time without stadium receipts. Klopp’s rhetoric is still active in strengthening the squad and time will prove the moves of champions.