Jurgen Klopp gives update on Liverpool’s summer transfer plans

Jurgen Klopp gives update on Liverpool’s summer transfer plans

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Liverpool unlikely to spend big

In modern football, the onus is very much on spending big to win trophies.

Liverpool certainly have done so over the past year or so.

They spent around £75m on Virgil van Dijk, broke a record to sign Allison and also spent a fair chunk of change on a couple of midfielders.

As a result, Liverpool are doing very well in both the league and Champions League.

But when asked if his side are likely to spend a lot again this summer, Jurgen Klopp hinted at a much quieter 2019 summer window:

“I don’t want to talk exactly what we will do, but I don’t think this is a team at the moment where we have to spend the big money or whatever.

“The best way to do it is bring together a group of players, try to develop them all together and then stay together for a while. And that was maybe the main problem of Liverpool for the last decade.

“When they had a good team after a season they went all over the world. That will not happen this year, for sure.”As quoted by the Telegraph.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 18: Jurgen Klopp, Manager of Liverpool looks on prior to the Group C match of the UEFA Champions League between Liverpool and Paris Saint-Germain at Anfield on September 18, 2018 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

How well did last summer’s signings do?

As mentioned above, Liverpool spent a fair bit in the 2018 summer window, but how well are those players performing?

Naby Keita joined Liverpool last summer for around £54m, even if they did agree to sign him last January.

Keita has not had the best start to life at Liverpool. He has shown some flashes of his quality in recent months but overall he has yet to live up to his price tag.

Unlike Keita, Alisson has had a fantastic start at Anfield. The Brazilian is a huge reason why Liverpool have the best defence in the division and Alisson himself has kept the most clean sheets in the league.

Fabinho would then take some time to settle in England. But he is now one of the best defensive midfielders in the league.

Liverpool are also yet to lose a game he has started in.

Finally, Xherdan Shaqiri has been a solid impact sub but his contributions have been lacking of late, partly because he hasn’t featured for three league games.

 

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March 16, 2019 at 04:39AM

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