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- Aug 13, 2008
To be fair, Klopp's approach has adjusted from his time in Dortmund along some dimensions, just not in others. He still seems to like a mid-size squad - I would not say small, because he clearly wants some consistent level of rotation, but also wishes to avoid the heavy bench problem. He definitely does not like January signings, the complete lack of media churn around LFC once again this year would seem to establish that.Clubs that spend the most money win the most trophies over the medium term.
We can compete despite this under Klopp, but we would be more equipped to win things if the squad was stronger.
You can't coach the likes of Moreno to be any better. You can't change the fact that three centre backs are injury prone until you swap them out. There is no young player ready to play during a title challenge and CL campaign.
You don't have to pay big bucks for every signing, but you need to sign players constantly and consistently.
If Klopp doesn't want this he's limiting his own chances of success. The club should be capable of spending more and Klopp should want to.
On the other hand, VvD is not a Dortmund-Klopp transfer. He seems delighted with good scouting and smart transfers like Robertson, but now seems willing to go to the absolute top of the market to address well-defined needs. Allisson to replace Karius is in some ways an even clearer example of a shift in his way of thinking.
I would like, all things being equal, to see a player come in to shore up the squad in this window, if only for insurance. But Klopp clearly doesn't want to change the dynamic in the team right now, which is hard to argue against. As long as he continues this new pattern of prioritizing the highest need every summer, and the club goes out and fills it with just about the best available, I will be satisfied.