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.