Jurgen Klopp must boost Liverpool squad to avoid mutiny at Anfield
It would be foolish to use preseason matches as a guide for what’s to come but just looking at Liverpool’s squad as it stands, it doesn’t seem nearly talented or robust enough to sustain any serious challenge next season.New players need time to adapt — Georginio Wijnaldum hasn’t even played a second of football for Liverpool yet — but with injuries still occurring regularly and Mamadou Sakho sent from the tour, there is already plenty for pessimists to feast upon.
Some claim Conte already has Chelsea close to what he wants but in fairness he and Jose Mourinho aren’t that far apart in their football outlook.
That comparison cannot be used against Klopp, who has a major rebuilding job to do.Patience will have to be shown. That was always easier said than done within Anfield. If supporters knew the club was doing all it could to back its manager, that would make season 2016-17 and the tests of patience to come more tolerable.