View from the Kop: Liverpool's sales pitch and just how many strikers does Jurgen Klopp need


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How do you improve a squad that has just won the Champions League and recorded a club-record Premier League points tally? It's a question Jurgen Klopp, Michael Edwards and Liverpool's razor-sharp recruitment team will no doubt have the answer to, but it is also one that forms the basis of our latest View from the Kop fans' podcast, featuring Dan Kay, Paul Philbin, debutant Peter Harris, and hosted by Paul Wheelock. It may not even have been six weeks since Madrid, but one look at social media would suggest that some supporters are concerned that there haven't been any significant additions just yet. Our panel discuss whether those concerns are justified and argue that they while it appears all quiet on the transfer front, important business has been and will continue to be done behind the scenes. And the Reds have proved in recent seasons that when they identify a target, they waste little time in getting their man. But is that task made more difficult this summer? Dan explains why he feels like that could be the case but why any possible recruits should look at the examples of Xherdan Shaqiri and Divock Origi. Speaking of Big Div, we recorded this podcast just before it was announced he had penned a new long-term deal with the club, but rather than editing that section out, we kept it in, mainly for Philbo's description of last season's most unlikely hero. But with Origi sticking around, and with Rhian Brewster ready to step up, Dan asks the question of how many strikers does Klopp need, while Peter talks up the ability of Harry Wilson. There's also time to talk what could be an inter-club battle for the Ballon d'Or plus pre-season memories, including the time Philbo left a friendly after just 22 seconds, battering Barcelona at Wembley, and 95,000 Reds singing You'll Never Walk Alone in Melbourne. Enjoy.

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