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Paul Mariner praises Jurgen Klopp transfer strategy

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The former Liverpool says that Jurgen Klopp was brilliant in the transfer market last summer by making the right signings.

Jurgen Klopp ensured last summer that every player signed offered true value for money for Liverpool.

The likes of Fabinho and Allison arrived at Merseyside in a season that saw the club lift the Champions League for the sixth time. And although the two men cost the club quite a fortune, the other arrivals were really shrewd acquisitions.

The likes of Xherdan Shaqiri and Andy Robertson came for very low fees. And seeing the two succeed in their first season with the Reds, speaks volumes of how good of a job Jurgen Klopp and the scouting department did.

While speaking to Daily Star, Paul Mariner says that Liverpool and Jurgen Klopp need to be smart about things this summer owing to their achievements last season.

“Where do you need to strengthen and how much are you going to spend to strengthen at the level that Liverpool, the European champions, want to be at?” Mariner said.

“Look at [Wilfried] Zaha, [Crystal Palace are] wanting £80m-odd for him, he’s never an £80m-odd player.

“So you’ve got to be strategic. Look what he did with picking up Shaqiri at £13m, it was a stroke of genius.

“[He didn’t play much in the second half of last season because] he had a bit of a fall out with him.

“But he came in and did some good things.

“Look at [Andy] Robertson, picking Robertson up was ridiculously good business.

“So players are out there, it’s all about your scouting network.

“Klopp must be confident with what he’s got in the building.”

Indeed Jurgen Klopp already has a great squad at his disposal. While adding more to the squad depth is very important, the German tactician would definitely not want to bring a player who might have trouble settling down in his new surroundings.