Jurgen Klopp has provided some insight into Liverpool’s summer recruitment efforts, highlighting the glaring absence of a new midfield signing.
The Reds have decided against adding another midfielder after their interest in Aurelien Tchouameni evaporated as the France international decided to join reigning European Champions Real Madrid.
Darwin Nunez immediately took Sadio Mane’s place at Liverpool, along with Fabio Carvalho and Calvin Ramsay, who joined this summer.
While acknowledging that many people worry that he hasn’t added any new midfielders, Klopp sought to end those worries and pointed to Tyler Morton, Harvey Elliott, and Carvalho, whom he described as incredible talents in the center of the field and who could, in effect, have the same impact as a new signing.
Klopp said on Sky Sports, “I know that people think we should have signed a midfielder.
Actually, we have, since everyone forgets that Harvey Elliott was our best player for the first four games of the last season before suffering a serious injury.
We brought in Fabio Carvalho, who is really fascinating.
“Tyler Morton may take the next step without a doubt. He played good games for us, but on a scale of 1 to 10, he’s actually an 8, so when you see him in training, he’s very exceptional.”
When fully fit and on point, the rest of Klopp’s midfielders provide him with everything he needs from his midfield, including creativity, hard work, and box-to-box ability. This is despite the fact that some of them suffered injuries early in the previous season.
The other boys are here, too.
“We had some trouble at the start of the season.
Hendo was slightly injured, followed by Thiago, Naby, and all these kind of things.
We have incredible football players there, and all you need is creativity, hard work, and box-to-box; we just need to use it properly, if they all stay in shape.
Liverpool participated in every available fixture during the 2021/22 season, however they were unsuccessful in winning the Premier League and the Champions League, despite winning the FA Cup and the EFL Cup.