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Jurgen Klopp urges supporters to remain calm over transfers

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Jurgen Klopp has urged Liverpool fans to remain calm as the end of the window approaches. The Reds have started poorly this season, although they did bounce back with a 9-0 battering of Bournemouth. Yet, people will feel the need to improve and get Klopp a few players if they want to compete with Manchester City this season. 

The injury crisis in midfield is the biggest cause of concern for Jurgen Klopp. Their best midfielder in Thiago Alcantara was ruled out for a few weeks in the opening day draw to Fulham.

Thiago’s constant fitness issues remain a recurring theme. The Spanish maestro is unplayable on his day, but he just cannot seem to stay fit. Other than him, Naby Kieta and Alex Oxalade-Chamberlin are also two talented players who just cannot get over their injury woes.

Moreover, Fabinho seems to be out of form, and the English duo of Jmaes Milner and Jordan Henderson is declining with age. Other options include Harvey Elliot, Curtis Jones and newly-signed Fabio Carvalho. However, they are untested in the top flight and are not of the same mould as their injured counterparts.

As a result, fans have bombarded the team with requests to add more players over the past few weeks. Those chants have gotten stronger as the transfer window is about to close in less than 24  hours. It has prompted Jurgen Klopp to respond. 

What Klopp Said

The Liverpool manager encouraged the supporters to stop their transfer requests at a press conference before the Merseysiders’ Premier League match against Newcastle 

Our supporters, who are pretty active on social media, can just stop doing that [calling for signings]. We have a good football team. We have injuries, they will come back. If somebody expects us to do always what others are doing, or what others wish to be, it is not possible.

It is true that Liverpool have been shrewd with their signings. They have a wonderful business model, which has been successful as well. However, drastic measures may be required to ensure that they can pick up from here. But if Klopp has shown us something in the last few years, it is to never count him out.

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