The problem is, who is there who raises the bar from Origi but would be happy to spend much of the season warming a bench as opposed to getting regular first team football elsewhere (in itself a professional choice that would seem anathema to Klopp's high-intensity 'mentality monster' philosophy)?Well that's it. Dropped 15 points all season and that's due to City.
You heard me. The standard you have to set against this City side is high 90s to even run them close and we beat last year's target.
So, thanks City. Because of you we won the league.
Next season's targets? Don't know, but this 5 subs thing plays right into the hands of Chelsea, City et al, those with benches that are full of first teamers outside of the top 4.
Liverpool's squad is (and I'm aware this is a relative concept) thin and was in need of a nip and a tick here and there before we lost our fourth choice centreback and a couple of midfielders.
There's business to be done at both Left and Centre back (hence thinking Lloyd Jones at Bournemouth might be a target) midfield if only to boost the numbers and the uncomfortable truth is that Divock Origi (peace be upon his beautiful visage) is too much of a drop off from the front three.
Which leads me to (in a relegation special) Buendia at Norwich and Sar at Watford.
Obviously they all need to pass the "he'd better not be a bellend" test that Klopp likes but they all strike.me as able to fit the systems that Klopp likes, just a question of fitness and attitude.