- Aug 26, 2014
The weight of evidence that the exact opposite is true far outweighs what you suggest is true. VvD is the only case that supports your claim. We have several players at the club who were merely an option.As a side note the not signing an alternative is something we have seen from Klopp on and on. I know we got Shaqiri but no doubt we would of signed him in any case regardless of the Fekir deal. Klopp goes for who he wants and is prepared to wait. He doesn't do the whole I will sign the backup option like most managers. Fair play.
What about the case where we spent 60 million and then had him for 2 games before losing him for a year?I would say yes so we can agree to disagree. truth be told I wasn't privy to the medical report so I am not armed with all the facts. I know that if we had signed him we would look a stronger squad than we are.
As tot he overall point, I think I agree with @ILLOK. One of the advantages of Fekir was his ability to play the number 9 in a comparable style to Bobby. It would not surprise me at all to see Shaqiri get some time in that role. That does still leave us relying quite heavily on Mane and Salah for the wide positions, or at least wide players who compliment a false 9 so well (pacy and very aggressive out to in runners off the ball).