Liverpool may be European champions, but financially they will not be able to compete with the Spanish icons and must ensure that they continue to win trophies to keep their star players happy.
Liverpool must worry about Virgil Van Dijk
According to Paul Ince, who gave a warning to Jurgen Klopp due to the expenditure power of Barcelona and Real Madrid, Liverpool will be worried about the prospect of losing key defender Virgil van Dijk. Liverpool may be European champions, but financially they will not be able to compete with the Spanish icons and must ensure that they continue to win trophies to keep their star players happy,” says Liverpool’s former midfielder. The Premier League title seems to be on its way to Merseyside this season, with Klopp’s team only need 15 points to secure it, but to prove themselves to be one of the all-time greats, this lineup must support the stream of success.
It’s hard to say “No” when you have an offer from Barcelona or Real Madrid
“I think that what they do is great – the players and Klopp – but great teams win trophies year after year,” Ince, who played for Liverpool from 1997 to 1999, told reporters. “They have a great chance to do this, but we need to look back a few years later to see what they did, to say that it was a great Liverpool team.” It’s evident that now it’s a question of how they will improve in the future. It’s difficult because they have several exciting young players who are only going to grow, but in football, the situation is changing. We saw that with Philippe Coutinho, suddenly something like Barcelona comes and they’re off. “It’s a matter of retaining the best players in Liverpool. When Barcelona or Real Madrid come, it’s hard to say no.”
“That’s the thing – to be a victim of your success when you do so many great things like Liverpool does, another big club warns like Barcelona or Madrid. Ince made comparisons with Cristiano Ronaldo, who left Manchester United “as the winner of Ballon d’Or to move to Spain.” It’s hard to say no as a player when they come,” he said. “You look at someone like Cristiano Ronaldo. You get to the stage where you won the League and the League champions – are you ready to do it year in, year out, or do you want another problem elsewhere? “This is what Jurgen is faced with having to deal with, and he will have to look at it in the future and build his team around it. “Liverpool meets West Ham on Monday as they aim to get closer to more silverware.