Pundit expects one marquee signing from Klopp at Liverpool

Date published: Monday 20th July 2020 9:39

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Michael Owen expects Liverpool to make one marquee signing this summer after sealing their first top-flight title triumph for 30 years.

The financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic has been costly and Owen says that along with their tight squad means that Jurgen Klopp is unlikely to be too active in the transfer market.

Klopp admitted last week that ‘these were uncertain times’: “To strengthen the squad you need money and these are uncertain times. Obviously, uncertain times means for some clubs we cannot do what we would do in non-uncertain times.”

Owen thinks the champions also have such a tight-knit squad that Klopp will be reluctant to make too many alterations even for “squad players”.

Ex-Liverpool frontman Owen told BBC Radio 5 Live said: “I don’t think they will make many, if they make one that will be it in my opinion in terms of sizeable ones.

“You can always buy 16 or 17-year-old kids for the future, things like that but in terms of impact on the squad I don’t think there will be many.

“I know people talk about keeping things fresh and keeping things alive but it’s not always the case.

“I know if I was a manager I don’t think I’d want huge squads, yes, you can get injuries but he seems, Jurgen Klopp, like he’s got the most unbelievable harmony at the moment.

 

 

LEFT-BACK COVER?

“Where do Liverpool need to strengthen? They might need cover at left-back but where do you go for that?

“You can’t get the world’s best left-back. You could go and get a kid who could be the next best left-back, there could be one in the academy.

“It’s difficult to buy squad players. They’ve tried, they’ve used their name to get players on the cheap like [Takumi] Minamino, like [Xherdan] Shaqiri, players like that where they can use the badge because everyone wants to join them.

“It’s very difficult to look at that Liverpool team and say they look weak here and need strengthening.

“So I don’t think much will happen, I don’t think the squad is old enough to need a turnaround. They are the best team now, it’s about how long they can keep it going.”

 

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