Throughout Brendan Rodgers’ reign as Liverpool boss, it was the club’s efforts in the transfer market that always drew the biggest criticism – most particularly their failure to land ‘marquee’ signings.
Many have placed blame on the Reds’ much-maligned transfer committee for missing out on the likes of Radamel Falcao, Willian, Diego Costa and Henrikh Mkhitaryan to name a few.
Yet, Rodgers was hardly a public relations specialist – in fact, quite the opposite – and although the Northern Irishman’s reputation steadily grew during his Anfield tenure, he wasn’t a particularly well-known name outside of English football.
Current manager Jurgen Klopp, on the other hand, boasts a much greater standing throughout the European game. He’s a two-time Bundesliga winner, unexpectedly lead Borussia Dortmund to the 2013 Champions League final and is famed for his endearingly outlandish behaviour. In a nutshell, Klopp’s ability to attract stellar names to Liverpool vastly outweighs that of his predecessor.
So with that in mind, we’ve listed FIVE potential marquee signings the ‘Klopp factor’ could help bring to Anfield either during the January transfer window or next summer.