Liverpool have had a frustrating summer with regards to the transfer market.
The Premier League new season begins in ten days yet key players that are supposed to boost the team’s power have not joined. Dominic Solanke joined on the first day of last month and then Anfield went on with the move for Andrew Robertson from Hull City.
So far the signings have been doing what is expected of them with marquee Egyptian star Mohammed Salah impressing during the pre-season games. The deals for Naby Keita and Virgil van Dijk remain long drawn battles until date.
Jurgen Klopp is trying to remain positive as the Reds believe they would get their targets this summer.
“The new players are maybe better than people thought they will be. I think we said it early that we want to build on the squad from last year, and that’s what we’ve tried to do.
“For the moment, we’re really happy. We don’t have many injuries now, which is the best news and if we can stay fit, we can be very strong,” the former Dortmund boss said.
While Klopp tries to keep calm despite the teething problems this summer, it also hints that the team could go into the season with the hope that the current squad is enough for the Champions League and domestic competitions.
Klopp historically has gotten his interests with time – players like Sadio Mane, GiniWijnaldum, Roberto Firmino, DivockOrigietc – so the deal for Keita and Van Dijkcould still happen now, in January or the next summer. However the impact in the team in the first half of the new season without the extra hands depends on some uncontrollable factors. All the best Anfield!