Posted on September 21, 2017
Given: Van Dijk Recruit Failed, Klopp Should Have Plan B
Former Manchester City and Newcastle United keeper Shave Given said Jurgen Klopp should have had an alternative if there was no deal with Virgil Van Dijk.
During the opening of the transfer window last summer, the Southampton defender is in great demand by the Merseyside club where it is expected that if officially joining the defender could strengthen the defense of the club considering this season they will also play in the Champions League.
But surprisingly through the official website of his club at that time the Reds announced to no longer tease the player and although some believe it will happen a surprise ahead of closing but in fact Van Dijk persist and reportedly reluctant management of the release of his article is still very needed in St. Mary.
Even so, but Given who is now 41-year-old felt the coach should not be terrfokus with the Dutch national team retainer, but must have another alternative. The result Liverpool’s failure to bring quality defender then goalkeeper Simon Mignolet until the fifth week of the English League has conceded nine goals.
“You would be happy to think a club the size of Liverpool would have a Plan B,” Shay Given told the media.
“On the last day everything was clear about Van Dijk, it was very clear that he was not going to join.
“You think a club of that size, when they can not get him then there will be a plan B.
“But there should be another central defender in Europe that they are aiming or footballers in other continents that they can bring to the club.
“Even Jurgen Klopp says he feels disgusted when he concedes a goal-by-goal goal every week.”