Jurgen Klopp believes he only needs to make minor tweaks in the January transfer window to lead Liverpool to the Champions League.
Liverpool backed Brendan Rodgers to the tune of more than £80million over the summer, and there have been fears that a new manager would mean another squad overhaul.
Klopp, however, is reported to have assured Fenway Sports Group that there is no need for further overhaul at a club which has seen 18 new players arrive in little over a year.
In his final interview as Liverpool boss, Rodgers spoke of a “constant rebuilding” job at Anfield and said the owners understood that it would take time to get the latest new-look squad firing on all cylinders, but it has since been widely reported that one of the main reasons for FSG sacking the Northern Irishman was that they believed he had failed to get the best out of the players available to him.
According to the Daily Telegraph, ‘Liverpool believe they have high-class players at Anfield who, with expert nurturing from Klopp, will start to fulfil their potential.
‘In Mamadou Sakho, Alberto Moreno, Nathaniel Clyne, Philippe Coutinho, Jordan Henderson, Daniel Sturridge, Christian Benteke and Danny Ings, Liverpool feel they have the foundations for a squad that should be at least competing for a Champions League place this season’, the newspaper adds.
Klopp, who is also a fan of both Emre Can and Roberto Firmino, agrees and ‘believes there is enough in the current squad to take Liverpool into the top four’ according to the Daily Mirror.
The tabloid adds, however, that Borussia Dortmund centre-back Neven Subotic could be a target in January if Klopp cannot resolve Liverpool’s defensive problems.
The German is said to have assured his new bosses he has no problem working alongside the transfer committee at Anfield. ‘He does not want to deal with agents but will offer input on the men he wants after taking a closer look at the squad and will also have a veto on every newcomer, the Mirror says.
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