Jurgen Klopp has been told that he will be given significant financial backing in the summer to rebuild his squad, according to a report by Jonathan Northcroft for The Sunday Times.
Liverpool’s stark decline this season contrast to Arsenal’s title charge has shown Liverpool’s owners FSG (Fenway Sports Group) that significant investment in younger players will be required in the summer to bring Liverpool back towards the top of the league. The Gunners are the league-leaders and have the youngest squad in the Premier League.
Many of Liverpool’s senior players are set to be moved on this summer, making way for a squad overhaul. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Naby Keita and James Milner will all come to the end of their contracts at the end of the season. Roberto Firmino’s deal at the club also expires in the summer, although Jurgen Klopp has indicated to the media that he wants the Brazilian to stay at Anfield.
Northcroft writes that Dr. Ian Graham, who helped establish Liverpool’s data science department since 2012, is also set to depart the club this summer. Northcroft reports that a search for his successor his already underway.
Linked heavily with Borussia Dortmund’s Jude Bellingham and Wolves’s Matheus Nunes, Liverpool have seemingly already laid the groundwork for several young players to be brought in.
Despite their commitment to rebuild the team in the summer, FSG indicated that they would listen to offers to sell the club last November.