- Sep 21, 2013
There are diminishing returns for buying at the top end to improve our second string.Everyone keeps saying that, but these are the guys that are tasked with looking, and have done a good job of it in the past.
To be honest, I don’t think it’s just about finding a player. I think they can probably identify loads of lads who could play as a fourth forward, and offer some cover.
I think it’s also that they have to be available at a reasonable fee. There club were never going to spend 75m on Pepe when he isn’t even close to being as good as Mane or Salah. And they have to be right for the club in a whole variety of different ways - their mentality, their drive, their character etc.
Klopp went the other way and invested in the third string 17-18 year olds who can be groomed as long as we have 'decent' backups like lovren
We didn't sign a centre back like Deligt because Gomez is more or less of the same calibur worth improving.
Gomez was one of those 17-18 year old signings of 4 years ago.