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
All rights reserved by SKy Sports.

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.

LATEST ARTICLES

Liverpool prepared to pay €50M release clause to complete midfield signing as €80m Aurelien Tchouameni alternative

Liverpool are prepared to pay the €50M release clause in Barcelona midfielder Gavi's contract amid reports Aurelien Tchouameni is set to join Real Madrid. The...

Liverpool ready to pay €50million to complete move for glittering star

Liverpool are prepared to pay €50million to sign Gavi if he does not sign a new contract with Barcelona. The La Liga outfit has decided...

“Want him to sign a new deal”: Virgil van Dijk wants £140,000 star to extend his Liverpool contract

Virgil van Dijk says he wants Joel Matip to sign an extension to his £140,000 per week Liverpool contract that expires in 2024. One of...

“I think”: Gary Neville says Liverpool won’t win Champions League and reveals Real Madrid advantage

Liverpool's midfield is their weak point and it will cost them in the Champions League final, claims Gary Neville. The former Manchester United defender doesn't...

“Liverpool given huge boost”: Journalist provides exciting injury update on two key stars ahead of Real Madrid clash

Thiago and Fabinho should be fit to face Real Madrid in the Champions League final if they don't suffer any setbacks. This is reported by...