- Sep 25, 2012
My initial point was that (out of almost nowhere) our recruitment team put forward Chilwell and Robertson. They just so happen to be the two left backs that are the best match for what Klopp wants. I don't think either player (as they were then) would reject Liverpool (as we are now) just because we weren't looking at them being brought in as guaranteed starter.He very much wanted to come. He was told he wasn't going for the money we were prepared to offer and they gave him a huge pay rise to stop him kicking off.
This I know, it's not conjecture.
There are a lot of posts arguing that we wont be able to bring in left back cover for Robertson that would be good enough to cover for Robertson. But that ignores the fact that the current recruitment team have so far targeted two left backs. Both would have likely accepted that role and fitted the team needs perfectly. Just because posters on here can't highlight a likely candidate (who probably wouldn't have highlighted Chilwell or Robertson either) doesn't mean they aren't out there.
Personally believe the recruitment team have their target and its probably someone who can play both sides. If we can't land him this summer we are probably prepared to wait like when we had Milner cover left back. We will use the likes of Milner, Ox, Fabinho and the youth prospects and "cope"! Or maybe keep Clyne for his last season for the role.