Our domestic and European dominance over the past two campaigns has been pretty incredible, considering in the manner that we have achieved it. But now is the time for change according to one Liverpool legend.
What’s been said?
It has been an epic journey under the guidance of Jurgen Klopp, who took over a faltering side that saw Brendan Rodgers make way in 2015. In what seemed like decades, we had to wait until 2019 for the German tactician to acclaim his first piece of silverware. Arguably, the best of all. The Champions League trophy.
Unbelievably, he managed to guide us to our first Premier League title in 30 years after accumulating 97 points the season before, which will live long in the memory as one of the greatest moments in our history.
During this time, we only significantly spent during January 2018 and the following summer, as a result of the club selling many of its key players to generate the funds.
With this in mind, we haven’t made any colossus signings for the past two summers now, that is unless something changes from now until the deadline of October 5th.
Our policy in the market has been a great success. But one man believes that it is time for a change if we are to remain at the top.
Will Liverpool make another signing before the window closes?
Speaking with the Liverpool Echo, John Aldridge spoke about the changes that we need to make to remain at the top.
“Plenty of teams have outspent us over the last four years”, he said, even the likes of Everton, which is a great testimony to everyone concerned at Liverpool that we have still managed to go from strength to strength.”
“If people can’t see that then they’re daft. Liverpool have found an approach that works for them and they’ve got a belief in the way the club should be run which deserves respect because look how successful it’s been.
“We’ve done it the right way but, with the transfer window still open for a few more weeks yet, it would be nice if the manager could be given a bit to spend because ‘the Liverpool way’ was always to strengthen when you’re on top if you can.”
Building on success
Aldridge certainly raises a good point. Our strategy has been second to none and in comparison to our rivals, makes it even more impressive just on the figures alone.
But at the same time, the likes of Manchester City, Manchester United and Chelsea have been spending vastly to catch up to us this season. Aldridge correctly states that the ‘Liverpool way’ is bolstering on the strong squad that we already have.
It is important that we do break our existing policy and add one or two faces to make our team stronger. This will avoid complacency and overconfidence building in our squad, the same mistake that Roberto Maldini and Manchester City made in 2013.