While the rivals were shopping loudly before the new season, Liverpool was still “stationary”. Is this the arrogance of the Anfield team?
At 23:30 on September 12, Liverpool had a meeting with Leeds United in the first round of the Premier League 2020/21. Coach and coach Juergen Klopp can face many difficulties because under the guidance of Marcelo Bielsa, the defending Championship champion always shows a nasty game.
Besides, Liverpool’s pre-season form was not high. They won against weak rivals Stuttgart and Blackpool, drew RB Salzburg and lost to Arsenal in the Community Shield match. When facing Mikel Arteta’s army, Liverpool played ineffective and lacked cohesion.
However, in the transfer market, Liverpool is still not active. Up to this point, they brought back left-back Tsimikas for nearly 12 million pounds as a backup plan for Andy Robertson. This is a difficult contract to bring a explosion or freshness in the gameplay of “Red Brigade”.
Klopp likes to create stars by himself
In June, Chelsea successfully recruited striker Timo Werner from RB Leipzig for £ 47.5 million. However, the Stamford Bridge team is not the player’s number one priority destination.
Werner longed to go to Liverpool, where there was fellow Klopp. That made the young striker believe he could integrate faster in the new environment. He also has a gameplay that is rated in accordance with what the German strategist built. However, the transfer fee is the obstacle.
In addition, coach Klopp does not want to recruit a star, because this can disrupt the atmosphere of the changing room which is very stable.
However, numbers do say that the Egyptian striker is a perfect fit for Liverpool. Salah has contributed greatly to the great successes of Liverpool in recent times, including the Premier League title after 30 years of waiting.
In addition, the deal to recruit Andy Robertson with 8 million pounds and turn him into the world’s leading left-back also clearly shows Liverpool’s policy.
In the past, Klopp helped Dortmund end Bayern Munich’s dominance in the Bundesliga. He made Robert Lewandowski, Marco Reus or Mario Goetze the stars.
In Liverpool, the German strategist also achieved the same success. Obviously, Klopp is good at creating stars and knows how to hold them together.
Klopp’s own philosophy
Last time, the international media repeatedly reported that Thiago Alcantara had reached a personal agreement with Liverpool. However, the price of 30 million pounds that Bayern Munich is too expensive for the Anfield team. Although Thiago’s talent is proven, Liverpool do not want to spend such a significant amount for the player with a year on his contract and turning 29.
“Every team wants to recruit good players. The problem at Liverpool is whether you can compete for the official position or not. I think Klopp is satisfied with the current Liverpool squad. If the players are not involved much. injury, the fact that they do not buy much is not a problem “, Ian Rush, legendary striker of Liverpool, shared.
Coach Klopp’s clear philosophy makes the transfer goals suitable for Liverpool are often young players, instead of the stars who have been identified in certain positions.
The German strategist likes versatile players. With a desire to prove, young players are always ready to take on every position that the coach requires. Meanwhile, the stars often have large egos and little sacrifice.
Versatility and sacrifice are also factors that help Liverpool successfully recruit Salah. He used to be afraid to switch to the Anfield team because at that time, Mane played sublimated in the right corridor. However, coach Klopp said the Senegalese player also played well in the opposite wing and was ready to give up his position to Salah.
Each player in the Liverpool squad can play in two or more different positions.