Football’s silly season is nearly coming to an end and all Liverpool have to show for it is Thiago Alcantara, Diogo Jota, and Kostas Tsimikas. That’s probably reasonable business? Maybe? It certainly gives us more depth in a few key positions. But it’s 2020 and who’s to say what’s going to go wrong tomorrow, leaving us with absolutely no one on the pitch or on the bench. Klopp appears to have a similar outlook to 2020 and everything falling apart but doesn’t really think we can do much about it at this point.
“I don’t expect a lot, to be honest,” Klopp said about any additional transfers before the window closing. “The centre-half position — you think you are well covered, we have three absolutely top, top, top-class centre-halves, young players in behind, Fabinho in the back hand if you want, and then all of a sudden three players are out for a few days.”
“That’s not nice but you cannot, we cannot, sort that in the transfer market, to be honest, because that’s just not possible and we will not even try. I think if nothing more serious happens, I hope we don’t have to try that, but if the situation stays like it is in the moment then no, nothing will happen.”
“For all the rest [of the positions], I think we are in quite a good place now squad-wise and what will happen in the outgoing side, I have no idea in the moment. We will see.”
Yep, sounds about right. The transfer window closes on 5th October. If someone has a solution to everything going wrong, oh god, someone do something, please reach out to Klopp and FSG as soon as you can.