Jürgen Klopp doesn’t tend to take the domestic cups seriously. The boss seems irritated by them at best. This season needs to be different. Liverpool going far in the domestic cups could be worth millions in transfer funds.
Jürgen Klopp record in domestic cups
Since taking over at Anfield we’ve seen Jürgen Klopp field significantly weaker sides in the EFL Cup and the FA Cup.
The German has tended to focus on the European Cup and Champions League.
The boss took us to the EFL Cup final in his first season, semi finals in the next and since then we’ve not been past the quarters.
In the FA Cup the Reds’ record is even worse with Liverpool not getting past the fifth round.
We aren’t complaining at all, he’s brought us success in more important competitions due to this prioritisation.
Transfer windfall from domestic cups
Over the summer the Reds sold a number of players.
However, Liverpool failed to secure moves away for a few fringe players.
For instance Nat Phillips and Neco Williams remained at the club despite reports previously that the duo were seeking exits.
In addition there would’ve been no sense in selling Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain given how far his value has plummeted during his injury lay-offs.
This season going far in the cups would provide Liverpool with a shop window for their fringe players.
The further we go the more games we can give to the likes of Ox and Phillips.
These games can convince potential buyers. On the other hand, an early exit could see the Reds facing the same problems next summer.