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FSG are to blame for recent results as Jurgen Klopp needs more investment

Jurgen Klopp cannot be expected to win the Premier League with the squad he has after being at the bottom of the net spend table over the last three years.

Every single team in the Premier League has a higher net spend than Liverpool over the last three years, including Norwich City.

Manchester United signed Raphael Varane and Jadon Sancho in the summer, Manchester City broke the Premier League record to sign Jack Grealish for £100million while Chelsea signed Serie A champion Romelu Lukaku for £97.5million.

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Liverpool bought Ibrahima Konate and, really, it’s a signing that should have been made 12 months earlier when Dejan Lovren left the club.

The only summer that FSG have ever conducted what some would call a spending spree came after they netted £142million from the sale of Philippe Coutinho.

That funded the signing of Virgil van Dijk in January 2018 for £75million while Alisson Becker, Fabinho, Naby Keita and Xherdan Shaqiri joined the following summer.

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That spending spree cost the club £174million but, since then, Jurgen Klopp hasn’t had anywhere near that level of investment. While the Premier League was won the following season, the squad has regressed.

This regression has been due to player departures, injuries and the lack of arrivals in key areas. When Mohamed Salah, Naby Keita and Sadio Mane jet off to AFCON, the squad will be laid bare for the world to see.

Liverpool may well sign some players in January but I wouldn’t bet more than £5 on it. The failure to replace Georginio Wijnaldum, sign an attacker and add depth for Trent Alexander-Arnold could be seriously punished this season.

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FSG need to invest heavily into Jurgen Klopp’s squad, otherwise they will continue regressing until they are no longer considered to be competitors at the highest level.

Not even Mohamed Salah operating at his career-best will stop the Reds from slipping back into mediocrity unless something changes. As custodians of Liverpool Football Club, Fenway Sports Group need to be the ones taking the initiative.

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