Times journalist Jonathan Northcroft says that Liverpool have put themselves in a unique position and will bide their time before making a move for a top player.
If one thing is true about Klopp’s time as Liverpool manager is that he deserves for supporters to be patient in the transfer market as his signings over the last few years have all been successful.
Fans are beginning to get a bit anxious about the lack of movement on the transfer front but with the German’s squad verging on complete, there are only a few players in the world that can truly change their fortune.
Northcroft told the Transfer Window Podcast: “I think this is a sign of Liverpool’s evolution. They’ve been building towards getting themselves in this position probably for six years now and I spoke to Michael Edwards, the sporting director, about this last year.
“I think that’s the phrase I heard around Liverpool, talking about transfers last year: almost complete.
“They’re in a position where they can just pick off—they feel—the top players that they need at the top end of the market.
“So Van Dijk and Alisson for world-record fees, I think is a trend that we’ll see continuing. They can afford to look at the cream now.”
When you look at this Liverpool team, the 2019 Champions of Europe, it’s really difficult to pinpoint exactly how to improve the starting XI that Klopp has favoured.
They’re the best side defensively in England, have the second best attack in the country and a midfield that provides the legs to support the front three and the steel to protect the back five.
Names like Koulibaly, Mbappe and Dembele are the type that would improve this Liverpool side but they aren’t available at cut prices or, in the case of PSG’s golden boy, at all.