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Liverpool: Duncan Castles discusses FSG’s claim on January transfers

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Duncan has been speaking on the latest edition of The Transfer Window podcast about clubs from around Europe.

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One of the clubs which he spent a lot of time on was Liverpool, and while talking about the Reds, he mentioned FSG’s briefing to the press about Jurgen Klopp’s future and Liverpool’s transfer business in January.

He said: “They feel that the under-performance is a result of injuries and the condensed schedule caused by the pandemic.

“They will be making money available for him in the summer; the interesting part of the brief was that it was lack of availability of top defenders rather than complacency which prompted the January signings of Ozan Kabak and Ben Davies. Now, that doesn’t really fit with what we were hearing beforehand.”

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TIF Thoughts on FSG’s statement…

It seems as if Liverpool’s owners were keen to suggest that the reason they signed Ozan Kabak and Ben Davies to cover for the injured Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez was that there were no better options available.

However, Ian McGarry doubted that, stating: “We know there were players available at prices which were reduced significantly from last summer.”

Both Kabak and Davies’ time at has not gone to plan so far, with Kabak struggling in the Premier League with an average 6.47/10 rating from WhoScored.

Meanwhile, Davies is yet to play a game for the Reds, so it has not exactly been a terrific start from the two signings.

It seems strange that after a Premier win and recent Champions League glory, FSG have to be saying anything about Klopp, but maybe that shows just how far the Reds have fallen this season?

It will be intriguing to see what Liverpool decide to do in the summer transfer window after backing their manager with these claims.

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