Yours for £1m. Need to make room for Dean Saunders
- May 24, 2007
I don’t think it’s that resources are limited (within reason) - I think if Klopp felt to need to spend £200m this summer he could. It’s more ways of working and ethos, and how Klopp approaches transfers (although it’s not a reasonable expectation that prize money is available to reinvested in the squad - from what I understand the players are heavily incentivised, and the biggest chunk of prize money ends up as player bonuses).With our success, our frugal spending in past years, our smart business savvy increasing our revenue, very little need to bring many players in and the huge Nike deal I do struggle to see other peoples viewpoints when they think our spending resources are limited.
I think we have to be ready for the club to do nothing this summer. Last year it wasn’t even a month since we’d won the European Cup and fans were getting impatient for a big signing - but look where we are now.
Klopp could look at the squad, get everyone still to commit - like Lallana, Wijnaldum, Lovren etc - tied down to new deals and go again. It might be that Klopp thinks players like Elliot, Williams, Jones, Larouci and Hoever are ready (I’d agree on the first three).
In that situation, I don’t think I’d be bothered. If this squad delivers its potential this year, then we’re still in a great position.
Personally, I would still be looking to add some full back cover, and consolidate Matip, Lovren, Lallana and Shaqiri into a reliably fit defender and midfielder. But unless someone is leaving, I can’t really look beyond that.