Jurgen Klopp witnessed a ‘really special’ welcome for Liverpool’s new players this summer. The boss has never seen anything like it.
Liverpool welcomed three new players to the club this summer in Darwin Nunez, Fabio Carvalho and Calvin Ramsay. The trio are from wildly different backgrounds but the Reds see very bright futures for all.
And why wouldn’t they? Darwin Nunez is still only 23 and the latter two are both teenagers. The fact they’re all established firmly at first-team level is a wonderful thing and Liverpool should only improve them.
But that’s not to say that signing new players isn’t a risk. You never know how well they’ll fit into the playing style, nor how established players will take to them. Fortunately, Jurgen Klopp says the latter is not a problem.
In fact, he says he’s never seen anything like the kind of welcome the new signings got in all his time in football.
“You can see by just watching the boys, how they interact, you can really see that this is a special group,” said Klopp, per Liverpoolfc.com. “The new boys coming in were welcomed so warmly and friendly and open.
“If you could ask them, maybe you did already, if they say it was far more than they expected then it’s 100 per cent the truth because I never saw things like this and I am in the business for a while.
“It’s really special and, yes, it gives you more confidence because all the other clubs out there, they will want to improve as well and it will not be easy, not a little bit.”
The welcome for Liverpool’s new players
What more can you possibly ask for? Liverpool have carefully cultivated an atmosphere at the club where this isn’t exactly a shock but it’s still fantastic to hear that the new players have integrated seamlessly.
Liverpool boast a special group here, as Klopp says. They’re able to keep a positive mentality through seemingly anything – including when their own potential replacements arrive. That’s not something any fan should take for granted.
Roll on the new season, then. Liverpool appear ready to go and we can’t wait to see what the new signings can deliver across 2022/23. So far, so good – but there will be so much more to come.