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Jurgen Klopp names 2 reasons why last summer wasn’t the time for ‘a big overhaul’



Just two wins from a historic foursome, Liverpool signed three players last summer and ultimately failed to build a strong position.

Darwin Nunez, Fabio Carvalho and Calvin Ramsay were added to the squad at the end of the 2021/22 season, apart from a late loan for Arthur the midfield has not been strengthened.

not mastered, despite countless history lessons.

But Jurgen Klopp gave two reasons why it was not time for “a big overhaul”, the first was the success of the Reds last season and then the brief turnaround that followed between seasons.

“I like the team, but we can’t judge them without looking at the circumstances,” Klopp explained to Sky Sports. “If last season hadn’t been so long, if the last few seasons hadn’t been so successful, there would have been more changes, it’s normal.

a very short summer after that is not a summer for a major overhaul because you can’t just bring in players.

“In the last two days, when almost everyone was there – except Luiz Diaz and Thiago – we have 26 first-team players without goalkeepers.

“The squad is big enough, but we’ve had so many injuries that we could never use them and that leads to things. Any team in the world can be improved and ours, of course, can be improved. “It was always clear that after such a long time there was going to be some struggle and it wasn’t just going to go one way.

“I knew it could happen and at the moment you never know one thousand per cent, but it was very likely that this year was going to be a bit bumpy for a number of reasons, plus a World Cup in between.

“Our biggest problem is injuries. And if you don’t get momentum in a season, you always have to fight something, and with players coming back from injury.

“We knew we needed changes and this summer is a summer where we need to make something clear.”

You can somewhat understand the logic of not wanting to add too many players to the squad when their time to integrate into the squad is limited, but it’s interesting that Klopp still notes that Liverpool predicted “this year was going to be a bit bumpy”.

It led to another wasted season with the Reds just looking to give themselves clean sheets for 2023/24.