Jurgen Klopp recently claimed that the depth in his current Liverpool squad was the best that he has had available during his managerial career.
The Reds decided against replacing Brazilian playmaker Philippe Coutinho during the January transfer window, but they did spend £75m on Netherlands centre-back Virgil van Dijk.
Liverpool currently sit third in the Premier League table – two points off second-placed Manchester United ahead of this weekend’s home match against West Ham United.
The Merseyside club, meanwhile, have more than one foot in the quarter-finals of the Champions League following their 5-0 victory at Porto in the first leg of their last-16 European tie.
Klopp has a lot of reasons to be feeling positive at the moment, but his comments about squad depth have not gone down too well with the club’s supporters.
Indeed, the Liverpool fans are not convinced that their current squad is capable of challenging for major honours.
A selection of the Twitter reaction to Klopp’s comments can be seen below:
— James Pearce (@JamesPearceEcho) February 19, 2018
Yeah 1 injury to Firmino and we have a failed Chelsea youngster to replace him.
1 injury to Salah and we have Ben Woodburn.
Great squad depth 👍
— Ahsan Kayani (@AKayani07) February 19, 2018
— Prince Willie (@_willi3) February 19, 2018
We have numbers alright. It's the quality I'd question
— Ciaran McKeogh (@Ciaran_El) February 19, 2018
Everything is relative!
— Errol Johnson (@ErrolJohnson18) February 19, 2018
1 injury away from ings or solanke as no.1 centre forward. cor that is mighty strength in depth
— elmo (@elmo2610) February 19, 2018
Really? We're an injury/suspension to Firmino away from starting Ings
— RK (@RCKempy) February 19, 2018
May be he’s right but it’s still not good enough to win the big boy trophy’s
— liam#mac (@Liam68125609) February 19, 2018
Funny seen how our depth hasn't been tested yet. Queue the injuries..
— 🇪🇬 (@LFCMerchant) February 19, 2018
So who are our backup wingers
— Sameer Reddy (@_SameerReddy) February 19, 2018