Liverpool are one of the best sides in recent years. this is evident from their form in the current year. Liverpool have reached three Champions League finals in the last five years. Moreover, they have consistently challenged for the League title in recent years as well. They have consistently finished in the top two of the League in the last few years. This success of Liverpool can be attributed to their manager Jurgen Klopp.
Jurgen Klopp is the reason Liverpool are what they are now. A master tactician and man manager, who has kept the squad functioning consistently at the top level for seven years now. Moreover, Liverpool have had a shallow net spend in the last few years, they haven’t had to break the bank even once for a player. Liverpool have brought in undervalued players, turned them into world-class players, and sold a few of them for exorbitant prices. Phillipe Coutinho is the best example of this. The Reds bought Coutinho for a fee of £8.5 million. They sold Coutinho to Barcelona for a record fee of £142 million. A sum that Barcelona is struggling to pay till now. That’s a whopping profit of almost 135 million.
Gary Neville claims that Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has been punching over his weight for quite some time now.
Gary Neville, speaking on the Overlap, was discussing this era of success of Liverpool under Jurgen Klopp. Their low net spend is one of the reasons why Neville touted Klopp if ‘punching well over his weight’ in the past few years. The former Manchester United man said:
“Jurgen Klopp has just been punching above his weight for so long when you look at the net spend of all the other teams, and what he’s achieved with Liverpool has just been off the scale”
However, with the current trend of spending huge amounts of money to get good players, this policy of Liverpool might be under some threat. They are running out of players who they can sell for huge profits. Mohammed Salah, van Dijk, Alisson, and Henderson are well into their thirties. Alexander-Arnold is one of their young talented prospects, but there would be riots outside Anfield if Alexander- Arnold is sold. Harvey Elliot, another talented youngster, is now an integral part of the midfield. If Liverpool needs to keep dominating the League, they need to invest more in players with ambition and hunger.
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