TIA Youth Team
- Aug 5, 2010
Firstly ManCity if found guilty will be punished but the fact they achieved this team in a wrong way does not take away what a team that good can do. This is still the squad depth full of quality we should be aiming for is it not? So why bring up how they achieved it when we can get there above board. Keita was a signing from the previous year fella all be it not officially signed til this season but do not go using him as a reason we spent big because we sold Coutiniho to be able to spend big.what is the point in spending big on a defender and keeper if you are not going to back it up with improvements in other areas? The very difference these 2 big money signings have made should tell you what can be achieved if we do the same again in other positions. We are a top team again and playing some exciting football but do not make the mistake of thinking we can not improve the squad because we clearly can.
If you listen to what Klopp has said since day one of being LFC manager,he told everyone to lower expectations and give him time to build his team.On that basis and the fact we aren't the richest club in the league,plus having to compete with the richest clubs on the planet (which we are right now),he's doing a plate spinning act and owning it..
To totally rebuild our squad from where Hodgson and Rodgers had taken it,offload deadwood and start again,this was a job that would take years to acheive real success.We are just over 3 years into his tenure and where we are as a team and club is amazing at this point in time.When you consider we don't have Man City/United types of funds to spend,we are punching above our weight.
That said...to answer your first question,yeah we want a squad full of quality but if you take into account my first 2 paragraphs,it also takes good scouting, a bit of luck,a lot of money and TIME to acheive it.Klopp is still building this squad and hasn't finished it yet (i always thought after 3-4 years it would be time to judge him on his management and team).We are doing it above board,we are spending within our means,which is why we are still building,for us to have the complete squad right now would have mean't us spending money we don't have.
I'm not 100% on the clubs books and by no means an accountant,but when we sold Coutinho in 2017/18 season we made £170mill in sales overall but spent £150mill (VVD,Salah,Robertson and AOC),making a £20mill profit,we've just spent £170mill this summer and sold £30mill,so on the last 2 seasons transfers we've spent £120mill.We've probably got funds held back from deep CL runs but all i was saying was don't expect us to go breaking transfer records on every position we need to strengthen in during the summer,if Klopp see's the right player at the right price,aslong as he fits the team then he'll buy him,even if it's only a £10-20mill fee.