Fowler lifts lid on conversation with Klopp over transfers

Joe Williams

Robbie Fowler has claimed that Jurgen Klopp will look to improve the club’s strength and depth this summer after a conversation with the Liverpool boss before the Champions League final.

The Reds lost 3-1 to Real Madrid in the showpiece event in Kiev with Mohamed Salah having to come off with a shoulder injury in the first-half.

The loss of Salah weakened the Reds as they missed having him as an outlet against Real and Fowler reckons Klopp will look to improve his bench ahead of the next campaign.

“I was in Kiev to witness Liverpool in the Champions League Final, and never mind the result, it was an incredible spectacle where the fans did themselves immense credit,” Fowler told the Daily Mirror.

“For Jurgen Klopp though, there are a few issues. I spoke to him before the game, and he told me he will make signings in the summer, that the plans were already in place to make the squad much stronger.

“That is what is needed now. They have a great team, but there needs to be more strength in depth – more options when things go wrong, like they did when Ramos did Mo Salah. And he did him, don’t have any doubt about that.

“Liverpool’s whole system was undermined by that injury, and I think that is clearly something Klopp must look at.

“I think he is, judging by the interest in Nabil Fekir of Lyon. Fabinho looks a good signing too, because they need a touch more strength in the middle.”