Liverpool must prioritise in-house investment

With an opportunity to capitalise on their period of dominance, the Reds would be best served in retaining their already superlative assets.

Liverpool’s superiority in the Premier League has been well documented this campaign, with the table-toppers passing each and every test put before them with flying colours.

While some results have been left a little late in the making, there can be no doubt that Jurgen Klopp’s side have excelled in every aspect of their footballing game this year.

However, with the summer transfer window fast approaching, many have theorised that this might well be the perfect opportunity for the club to recruit in order to establish superiority for years to come.

Enter RB Leipzig’s Timo Werner.

Timo Werner, RB Leipzig
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Heavy links between the German and Liverpool have loomed over the club since the suspension of football.

Supporters have clamoured over the potential signing, already hailing him as the ‘missing piece of the puzzle’.

Though, these hopes may well be dashed.

And that’s a good thing.

Are Liverpool truly missing that final ‘puzzle piece’?

In order to maintain their course, the club’s priority now more than ever must be to tie-down the very stars who have propelled their side to its current heights.

Bringing in new faces isn’t everything, and Klopp likes to keep his dressing room tight-knit.

With rumoured extensions for record-fee signings Virgil van Dijk and Allison Becker for their strong performances, the only possible remaining puzzle piece is Georginio Wijnaldum.

Fenway Sports Group’s ‘Moneyball’ approach to operations at Liverpool have brought us to where we are now.

Investment only when needed, selling to garner funds, improving players to be the very best they can be, and statistical analysis of each and every aspect of the game – all facets of the mantra FSG have implemented at the club.

And look where we are for it.

To quote the film that elevated the phrase ‘Moneyball’ to fame, “Your goal shouldn’t be to buy players. Your goal should be to buy wins”.

And wins are already something of a commodity to this Liverpool side.


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