Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp urged to make transfer decision after winning Premier League

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp must look at areas of his squad that need strengthening once the Premier League title is confirmed, according to former Chelsea midfielder Craig Burley. Liverpool will be crowned champions on Thursday if Manchester City drop points against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge (8.15pm). Klopp’s side are 23 points ahead of City and are set to end the club’s 30-year wait for a top-flight title.

Liverpool eased past Crystal Palace on Wednesday with a 4-0 win at Anfield to put them on the brink.

Burley says the Liverpool players and staff must enjoy the moment once the title is in the bag.

However, the pundit says the work should not stop for Klopp in looking for potential recruitments in the next transfer window.

“I think the [Trent] Alexander-Arnold free kick [against Palace] typified him, typified Liverpool. They’ve just been quality,” Burley told ESPN FC.

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“It was a bit flat against Everton at the weekend with their first outing since the pandemic broke but that was kind of understandable.

“This [against Palace] was just total domination.

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“Just wrap and obviously there’s no Champions League for them, but just wrap the Premier League up, enjoy it, they’ve deserved it, and then start thinking about next season.

“We know they missed out on Timo Werner we believe because of finances and a change in direction there, so start thinking ahead to where he’s going to improve the squad.

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“That’s a hard one to take but you’ve got to look to move forward, particularly when you’re on top of your game and that’s where Liverpool are at the moment.”

Klopp was delighted with his squad’s showing against Palace after the goalless draw at Everton on Sunday.

The German said: “We showed a lot, if not everything, what helped us into the position we are in now.

“There are obviously different ways of football, different ways you can play this game but you don’t have to compare it, so it’s not too important.

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“What I saw tonight, I wanted to have that before this part of the season and I said to the boys, ‘I want to see actually the best behind-closed-doors football ever’.

“I’m not sure if it was the best football but it was, for sure, the best counter-pressing behind closed doors ever.

“The attitude we showed tonight, the passion we showed was exceptional and we played some outstanding football.”

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