Can to miss Germany's game due to injury on his foot.
No club football fan likes international breaks. FACT.
Sakho, Ilori and Markovic are likely to stay. All 3 unlikely to play for the 1st team.
Balotelli completes medical at Nice but Nice and Liverpool remain in discussions.
Luis Alberto seals a permanent switch to Lazio
Wisdom loan to Red Bull Salzburg confirmed.
Markovic does a U-turn on loan to Sporting Lisbon.
Balotelli to Nice, free transfer completed. We also didn't have to pay Balotelli off.
£16m loss on Balo, at least he's not a wage burden now.
Markovic on loan to Sporting Lisbon now confirmed. Guess that's that for the window for us.
Should have tried playing Markovic at LB
So that's the transfer window closed and I think this is what our squad currently looks like (also in order of pecking order to start):
GK: Karius, Mignolet, Alex Manninger
RB: Clyne, Alexander-Arnold*
LB: Moreno, Milner*
CB: Lovren, Matip, Klavan, Sakho
CM: Can, Henderson, Wijnaldum, Grujic, Lucas, Stewart
AM: Firmino, Mane, Coutinho, Lallana, Ojo
ST: Origi, Sturridge, Ings
*Gomez to provide cover at fullback once fit
It's a pretty streamlined squad of 17-20 players with a few other fringe players..
Not sure if it is good enough for top 4 considering how much more other teams around us have spent and improved.
In all honesty your squad looks pretty average. Most top 4 teams are capable of a title challenge and you look nowhere near that with this squad.
Klopp would do an amazing job to actually put you in the top 4 or title challenge.
Really the fitness of Sturridge again is going to be what potentially gets you into top 4. Coutinho's up and down form is not enough and well Wijnaldum, Henderson and Can need to step up. It's not a bad midfield, just not as good as Chelsea's, City's, Arsenal's, Spurs or United's.
If we go by squad in comparison to the general top 6.
GK(weaker than the whole of the big 6 clubs)
RB, Stronger than City and possibly United/Chelsea depending on who they use there
CB, Stronger than none of the big 6.
CM, easily weakest of the big 6.
DM, do you even have one?
Wings/AM, Stronger than Spurs and even that's debatable.
ST, better than Arsenal.
It's not even a stacked squad of average players that you can rotate over a season either. If that was the case you could always rotate where necessary to play the players when they're fresh.
Saying that you have no europe, which probably is the reason why he's not stacked the squad.
Well it's a good thing that football isn't played on paper so Klopp really has to get the team working as a solid unit this season otherwise it will just be another mid table finish (although a 5th or 6th place finish should be minimum). Lack of European games is looking like a blessing now though otherwise we would have been ****ed.
Successful with teamwork and cohesion=Finished 8th.