Jurgen Klopp defends Liverpool transfer policy after spending £177m


Michael Owen has predicted on Betvictor.com that Liverpool will win against West Ham United at home this weekend.

While others have been frustrated, Liverpool have had a great transfer window, with Klopp addressing weak spots in his squad and spending big to try and plug the gaps.

Liverpool had to make the record-breaking signing of Alisson, says Jamie Carragher, as sticking with Loris Karius and Simon Mignolet would have led to "no belief" in a title challenge.

Monaco star Fabinho moved to Liverpool FC in a £39m deal back in June before Naby Keita finally completed his £48m switch from RB Leipzig.

Jose Mourinho has only made the addition of one major signing in Fred to a squad that finished 19 points behind fierce rivals and champions Manchester City.

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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp said Karius' warm reception would be a boost to the club's entire goalkeeping cadre.

Liverpool supporters largely blamed May's Champions League final defeat to Real Madrid on Karius' errors, and the German goalkeeper also struggled in preseason friendlies this summer against Tranmere Rovers and Borussia Dortmund.

His defence looks strong with Virgil van Dijk, Dejan Lovren, Joel Matip and Ragnar Klavan to pick from at centre-back, while he has selection issues in the full-back roles with Andrew Robertson, Nathaniel Clyne and Trent Alexander-Arnold and Joe Gomez all pushing for starts.

Ferdinand understandably doesn't have much faith heading into the new season and mirrors the frustrations of the club's fans. However, don't be surprised if you see a fair few familiar faces leave Anfield during today's antics.

The former Stoke winger has looked very impressive in the pre-season and scored a bicycle kick on debut against Manchester United with Klopp admitting that he has adapted to life at Liverpool better than he expected."That's not normal after four days in the club - adapting that well to the style of play", Klopp said last month after his club debut.