Jurgen Klopp’s stunning transfer record as Liverpool manager is enough to placate fans that are desperate to see the side improve.
While Brendan Rodgers was top boss at Anfield, the Northern Irishman was hamstrung by the club’s infamous transfer committee which signed Mario Balotelli and Christian Benteke as Luis Suarez replacements.
Comparatively, under Klopp, Liverpool signed Virgil van Dijk and Alisson with the money generated from Philippe Coutinho’s move to Barcelona and went on to win the Champions League.
As former Liverpool chief executive Ian Ayre said in 2015, Klopp has the final say on all transfers and will not sanction a move for a player that he does not feel is a good fit for his team.
He continuously takes recommendations from sporting director Michael Edwards and director of research Ian Graham regarding names that they feel are technically and physically good fits for the Reds but Klopp decides if their personalities are right for Liverpool.
The likes of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, van Dijk, Alisson, Robertson and Fabinho all show that Klopp’s transfer record has been as good as it possibly could have been.
The German has just won the Champions League with Liverpool and will have the first pick of players in Europe this summer and yet, it seems far more likely that he will sign a younger, relatively unknown star to bolster his squad.
As risky as that might seem when compared to making moves to sign older, more established stars, Klopp has shown time and again that he is an expert when it comes to the transfer market.