We're bitching at the club for not taking advantage of the fact that it bought well in many cases, thus accelerating the progress of the club, by using the money saved to complete the job of building a squad that can compete on all fronts.I often think about this.
Imagine if we bought Robertson for £30m, Trent for £20m, Shaqiri for £25, Gomez for £20m, and Salah for £60m - prices much more realistic in view of how they’ve contributed. No-one would be complaining about the spending then, and we’d have exactly the same squad.
At some point we have to accept we’re just bitching at the club for having a bit of financial savvy.
Our ability to compete in both the CL and PL simultaneously is hindered by the lack of depth in the forwards.
We cannot go very far in the domestic cups because of the lack of depth in the squad generally.
You really telling me there is no player out there, who would be an improvement on what we have up top beyond Bobby, Mo and Mane, who could be signed this month, who would increase our chances of getting to the CL latter stages again whilst staying the course in the league?
If everyone remains fit we might win the league and stay in the CL regardless, but a few injuries would seriously hamper both opportunities, and a deeper squad now would mitigate this risk and improve our chances.
It's great that we're doing well, but my view remains that this is despite unnecessary frugality rather than because we're moving heaven and earth to cement our chances.