Of course, this is easier said than done in the current climate but often, the best time to revamp and try to improve is when you are at the top. The Reds will surely need to innovate if they are to continue their dominance.
At least that’s what Manchester United icon Gary Neville thinks. The pundit discussed Liverpool’s situation for Sky Sports and touched upon their chase of Bayern Munich’s star midfielder, Thiago Alcantara.
Here’s what he had to say, as quoted by Goal: “It wouldn’t be ridiculous to suggest there will be a slight drop-off, if they don’t somehow stimulate that squad by doing something to give them that lift again.
“Thiago would be the big one. He is world-class and would give them a world-class presence in an area of the field where they don’t have one. Liverpool are not perfect. They have a world-class goalkeeper, centre-back and strikers. They have really good midfield players with good work ethic but with Thiago would be another step. He would control the game with that weight of pass, that nous.”
Klopp has been after Thiago for quite some time now but money, as usual, is the problem. Even though the midfielder is slowly but surely running out of contract, Bayern still want a formidable sum the Reds are unwilling to pay.
Neville, however, believes they really should invest in the Spaniard.
It has to be said that Neville does have a point. If Liverpool are to continue playing at such a high level, they will have to reinforce the squad and keep pushing.
Last season was incredible, to say the least, but there’s no guarantee the next one will follow suit.