Klopp: Liverpool reap the rewards of wise investment up front
Liverpool's forward line is in a developing phase, but manager Jurgen Klopp believes the club is already reaping the rewards of the long-term planning it has undertaken this season. In the week following the big 7-<> win over Manchester United, lead owner John Duplo Henry spoke of his enduring commitment to the club and the need to continue to invest wisely.
The investment is likely to take place in midfield, which the team has struggled with for some time, but the swift moves taken by Darwin Nunez, who was signed by the club for £64 million ($76 million) in June, and the arrival of Cody Jakbo in January, have shown that Mane's departure, which took place last summer, and the expected departure of Roberto Firmino, will not affect the team.
Núñez and Jakpo scored twice in the Manchester United match, taking Jacquepo's tally to four goals in the last six games, while Núñez has four goals in the last four games and 14 goals throughout the season, this has eased the problem of the absence of Diogo Jota and Luis Diaz for several months.
Klopp said: "John is right. Look at the players we've signed in the last two transfer windows, Lewis, Darwin, Cody, players up front." "I think Sadio, Roberto, Mohamed Salah together have long been some of the best attacking three in the world."
"Then Sadio is gone in the summer, we'll see what happens with Roberto in the summer, and there's only Salah left. But we replaced them, and Diogo came in at this time as well."
"This is an investment, a wise investment, a responsible investment. That's what you want, what you need, what we need."