The point remains that we achieved what we did with the current squad because those for whom there is not adequate back up didn't get injured last season.If may summarise what I think is the general consensus here?
We have a fantastic squad and good depth, as evidenced by putting a 97 point season and winning the European Cup.
If there is business to be done, we could do with some cover for Robertson, and another versatile front three option.
However, at the level we are at, finding the right players is difficult. A player who isn’t much of a drop off from Robertson is a tough one. Finding one who accepts he is second choice is nigh on impossible.
So we have a choice. Find someone who isn’t ideal, is happy to sit on the bench, or is a big step down from Robbo, or stick with what we have. I think that most of us, given that choice, would stick. There are players in the squad who can do a job for us, and while it would be preferable to get a specialist, we are long past the days of just bringing in anyone to fill a paper need.
At this point we probably just need to wait and see. Klopp has indicated that the club are trying to get the right players in, but they won’t be just signing someone for the sake of it. If we end the window having not made a major signing its a shame, but it isn’t the end of the world.
That isn't the level of depth necessary to ensure competitiveness if one player for the forward department goes down for any length of time.
The front three, in particular, have not had a summer off and are going to feel it at some point this season, by way of fatigue or potential overuse based injuries.
I agree that Robertson is a tricky one because we're talking about very specific and direct back up for one position. But it doesn't mean it shouldn't be addressed somehow.
The front three is a different situation. In a 60 match season that's 180 required appearances for the three positions, enough for 45 matches each for four similar level players.
Without a 4th proven quality forward we are very vulnerable to a long term injury to one of the front three, and for me such a forward should be being signed this summer.