"Oh, history writer, don't close the pages yet!"
- May 17, 2007
I'm arguing that it isn't strong as those of clubs we are looking to overcome. Now, I don't think it is realistic to have two very good players in every position like Man City do but I'm honestly exasperated by the sight of Sturridge toiling when Liverpool need a goal, news of Lallana's latest injury or Lovren repeatedly failing to contain opponents' physical forwards.Re bolded - are you arguing our squad isn't strong?
Quite the argument to make for a team with 94 points and in a CL semi final. Not sure I would agree with that one. Even though we all agree we need a better option for the front 3, our subs have more goals than anybody elses and Origi, Shaqiri and Sturridge have made a significant number of important contributions between them.
Agree with you with regards to the player profile we'll be targeting, this coming window gives us a chance to get rid of some older, lesser performing players with poor fitness records and replace them with younger, hopefully better players. Consolidate our medium-long term position at the top of the tree.
I do think it is possible to solve these issues with one good window. Between Brewster's and Hoever's eventual promotions and up to three new purchases, I think Klopp and Edwards can get it done. Klopp does tend to target multifunctional players, so there should be plenty of minutes for everyone.
As for his subs, I think it's more down to the way Klopp sets up his team and motivates his players rather than their individual quality (I wish them all well but some of them would be better off somewhere else). Even Benteke used to be good off the bench... That said, I expect more from the likes of Keita and Shaqiri and I hope AOC can pick up from where he left off. Plenty of room for improvement there, I take heart from Lallana's second season with Klopp, as well as Wijnaldum and Matip from this season. That number of goals/assists should be consistently high, I think that consistency can be achieved with the improvement of current players and replacement of those past their best.