Liverpool have been reticent in the transfer market this summer. The Reds have sold plenty of players but have only made the one addition to the first team. Despite the lack of action the boss has claimed he’s content with his options, his actions paint a different picture. Jürgen Klopp sent Liverpool owners FSG a clear transfer message during the Chelsea game.
Liverpool 1-1 Chelsea
This weekend Chelsea came to Anfield with two wins from two.
The visitors opened the scoring through Kai Havertz when the German’s header towards the back post looped over Alisson Becker.
Parity was restored just before halftime.
Reece James handled the ball on the line, the referee gave a penalty after a VAR review.
The Chelsea defender was, unsurprisingly, sent off for stopping a goal with his arm – big shock, right?
Mo Salah calmly converted the penalty but the Reds couldn’t make the man advantage count.
Thomas Tuchel parked the bus and Chelsea defended well to keep the scores level.
Shortly before halftime the boss brought Roberto Firmino off for Diogo Jota.
The Brazilian had tweaked a muscle and needed to be brought off with the Portuguese international replacing him.
After 75 minutes Thiago Alcantara came on for the captain Jordan Henderson.
Then five minutes before the end we saw Andy Robertson substituted for Kostas Tsimikas.
Klopp sends Liverpool transfer message
Thus far the Reds have only added Ibrahima Konate to the first team.
We are in dire need of more options in the final third.
Yet at the moment it doesn’t look as though there’ll be any movement.
Jürgen Klopp sent Liverpool owners FSG a very clear transfer message with his substitutions.
When we needed a goal he brought on a centre midfielder, then a left back.
With Takumi Minamino on the bench and Divock Origi not making the squad, the boss made it clear that he doesn’t trust his depth in the final third.
We need an attacker, if we didn’t then Klopp would’ve brought one on yesterday.