The most consistent and regular line any manager says about the January window is that it is a really tough window.  We’ve had success in the past with Suarez, Coutinho and Sturridge all joining in January and some bloopers with the likes of Andy Carroll.  Looking at the news stories on deadline day, the biggest headline being the worst kept secret that Guardiola is joining City next season.  He is a coach they are appointing with a long term view.  City aren’t exactly frugal spenders but now with the coach that they’ve wanted for years, Pep is going to have enormous funds to spend.  With United and Chelsea also set to change managers in the summer, we could see Guardiola, Mourinho, Klopp, Wenger and whoever Chelsea gets will be a huge name too.  Spurs Pochetino has been doing really well and you’d have to include Leicester in the CL challenger pool.  Maverick teams like West Ham and Crystal Palace have proved this season that they can pull a surprise and have real talent in the team.

Looking at our squad the way it is at the moment we are incredibly imbalanced and there’s players that are simply not good enough.  Next season the pressure on Klopp is going to be immense and it’s going to be time for the owners to back him in getting the players he wants and our ability to wrap deals up is going to be critical.  Most likely we won’t have players sales like Suarez and Sterling in previous years so this summer we’ll find out just what kind of ambition our owners have.  At the moment I feel like we have the manager who will attract top players and we have players with potential like Coutinho but we need some worldclass players to build the team around.

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RedUncle
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The brutal truth is that we’re not as rich a club as City, United, Chelsea and Arsenal and under FSG we’re never likely to be. That’s not a criticism of FSG, it’s just a fact that they’ve made clear the limit to which they’re prepared to go to with regard to investment in the team although I believe on a number of occasions they’ve already gone against their own criteria and surpassed that limit, with mixed results. FSG made it clear from the start they had neither the desire or the means to throw big money at a squad and manager, like City and Chelsea do. Unless something substantial changes I can’t see FSG changing the way they operate any time soon which means it’s likely we’ll see more signings with an element or risk, such as Suarez, Sturridge and Coutinho, rather than the big money signings other big clubs go for. We also have to be careful how we view our existing squad. There’s a difference between ‘no good’, ‘out of form’ and ‘unfit’. Klopp quite rightly said that if all the unfit players were available there’d be no immediate need to sign players at this point. Add to… Read more »
KLOPPite
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I think Klopp is doing a “scouting report” on our current squad this season. And as bad as the injury bug has been, it’s given him the opportunity to look at the youth ranks and see if he can save money in those areas with up-and-comers and spend it in areas of more pressing need

sandiphulse
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Klopp has not spent too much in Dortmund even when he was competing with Bayern, that is probably one of the biggest reasons why FSG hired him…. he needs fit players with good skills , not necessarily world class players… of course these good players he hired and developed will eventually become world class (Reus, Goetze, lewandoswki, Gundagoan etc… ) , Dortmund was happy to sell few of their players coz they needed money very badly.. however LFC might not be as big as City, Man U or Chelsea , we are not as bad as Dortmund when it comes money….. let’s not forget though if FSG sniffs a big sale , they will do it….. because if a good player wants to play for big clubs for more money, contract clauses can stop him, he will under perform eventually he will force his way out (Sterling) To resolve this jigsaw of a situation , I can already sense what Klopp is doing, he is injected energy and passion to the existing squad to get the maximum out of them reaching the cup finals is definitely the result of that. Second thing he does not want to rely too much… Read more »
Huytonian
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I’m quite relaxed about our lack of signings in the January transfer window. Having Flanagan back is like a new signing and four of our injured players return to training this week. Should Sturridge return at last for more than the odd game then that will also feel like a new signing. Ings is also starting outdoor training this week and though he has a long journey ahead it is possible he will return before the end of the season which would be an unexpected bonus. Its not numbers we are short of but rather there are areas where we need an upgrade in class. I’m sure Klopp is keen to look at all his squad before making big decisions in the summer. Looked at this way the heavy schedule with cup replays etc is a bonus for him.

Koped49
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Teams don’t have to have a team full of stars, you need a team that have skills and whom can work together as a unit. As we did against ****** and the plastics, although the plastic went through a bad spell. Once are players are fit we will see what happens when Klopp has been able to work with the over a good period of time. Think he will bring in some players in the summer, to fill the areas he has identified as needing bolstering.

sandiphulse
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Totally agree mate, that is why he needs to develop local lads and academy players, look at Barca they are still reaping the benefits of La Masia and Local players….

sandiphulse
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Harry Wilson mate, a winger who is a welsh international, you might see him in Welsh Squad along with Bale… he trains with Gareth Bale and has played well for LFC till date, do you even need a better reason to give opportunities to that lad in future, … if we don’t attempt to develop him and bring him in the starting XI, it would be another young talent who will be snatched by some other club, we will end up spending 15 – 20 Mil and get some foreign player which does not make complete sense… but I trust Klopp not to overlook the existing talent in our club…

Realspanishred
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I’m certainly not worried in regards to fsg, I think they brought him in because of his ability to get the best out of players who would otherwise be ordinary. I think this is Klopps biggest asset. I also think he is able to learn players how to change the tempo of a game. This won’t happen overnight though and it’s why I can’t wait for next season to start. I think most of us were quite happy to let him try to get us as high as possible with this squad. He has imo been unbelievably unlucky with injuries this season. I am not expecting mass changes in the summer but I do think they will be able to get in some specialised gems. And I don’t expect them to spend massive amounts of money while doing it.

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