Jürgen Norbert Klopp is a hell of a manager -- nay -- hell of a man. He's come into Liverpool with his chiclets clenched in focus on things like intangibles, confidence, team building, and of course his beloved gegenpress. Another thing he's focused on that has been taken to heart by Liverpool supporters? Player development. Remember, he's the guy who didn't want Cristiano Ronaldo, he'd rather have these guys. And that's wonderful all up until the point where a clear upgrade is either needed or available.
Leicester City are a hell of a team -- nay -- hell of a story. They've capture hearts and minds in usurping Chelsea's position at the top of the table. Frenetic, skillful, unified football that wins with goals and tricks and records. They're mojo has been so strong it has actually caught on with the rest of the league, as Liverpool can attest to after first hand experience with the shockingly competent, physical, and confident Watford side that pulled them apart last week.
Yet there is this nagging feeling amongst football fans that Leicester's success is temporary, and the forthcoming January transfer window will see the sort of offers for players will start to come in that are too ludicrous for Leicester City's boardroom to hold off on for long. In particular when the two main jewels of this squad in Riyad Mahrez and Jamie Vardy were purchased for a little over £2.5m combined.
You can see where this is going, right? Liverpool are a club with money, and a playing squad with some fairly obvious needs. Leicester City are a club with not as much money, and a playing squad with some fairly obvious talents. Talents that might fill those needs for Liverpool. January is a month. Transfer windows fall on specific months, one of which is January. And so on.
So, who would you take off the Foxes? Goals, assists, twists, defensive midfielding, or a fullback who gives zero Fuchs?