DoctorJimmy: knee-high flying tackle specialist
- May 18, 2016
What strikes me is that we haven't yet seen the best of Klopp yet, because he's spent the first 3¾ years turning the ship around. Wait till he can unleash his full potential as a player developer and mentor to future coaching staff. Pepijn's also nowhere near his ceiling as a coach and three further seasons working with Klopp will make a huge difference. So, injuries aside, I can't see Brewster or Wilson not being closer to contention for the matchday squad at times during the season. Origi will be pushing Klopp into tactical changes to get him game time if his trajectory continues.Why would Tierney or Zaha come here to be a backup? I get their other alternative is Arsenal but it’s Arsenal with a guaranteed starting spot and the chance to push for Europe and silverware via cups.
This is why it’s so dam hard for us to bring in the level of quality we need, they simply won’t come. Salah, Mane, Trent, Robertson are worldclass, so if you play that position you are coming in as 2nd choice and considering how robust they are you could be looking at games in the cup and/or a few in the league to rest only.
It’s also about cost. Klopp won’t be splurging £70mil on Zaha for someone to play 10 games or so.. he’d rather those minutes went to Origi or Brewster (or Wilson depending on pre-season).