In recent weeks and months Liverpool have been linked (El Desmarque) with a bid for Kylian Mbappe. Reports (Bild) have suggested the Reds’ interest in Kai Havertz. Papers (Express) have proclaimed we are chasing Erling Håland. These latest Liverpool transfer rumours are just one confirmation of Jürgen Klopp’s legacy.
Think back 5, 10, 15 years. Since the turn of the millennium, and even before that, Liverpool’s stature in the game was fading. At one point the Reds were the game’s dominant force, this was during a time before big money transfers, before bringing in scores of foreign players became the norm.
By the time international trading between teams became prevalent, Liverpool were fading into mediocrity. Since the turn of the century we have never been a side to be linked with the great players of the day. Fernando Torres and Virgil van Dijk are perhaps the only players of recent times that were real marquee signings (Andy Carroll does not count). This is to say, a player that was destined for greatness and being chased by other European elites when we bought them.
Previously, when top talents were emerging, we weren’t in the conversation. This has all changed since the arrival of Jürgen Klopp.
We bagged Naby Keita from under the nose of Barcelona. We nabbed Alisson Becker, the best goalkeeper in the world. The latest Liverpool transfer rumours have us in the pack chasing Europe’s brightest talents. At the moment the general consensus is that Liverpool are behind only Real Madrid in the race for Kylian Mbappe.
As a club the strides we have taken both in terms of stature and finances are incredible. The Reds are once again a destination for players. Footballers want to come here to win trophies. Liverpool are a dominant force and that is being reflected in the transfer market and gossip columns. Jürgen Klopp’s legacy has been confirmed, we are back on our perch.