LIVERPOOL: Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is still laughing at the idea that his side could create a historic record of winning four trophies this season, yet concluding he has the strongest squad during his time at Anfield.
One of the main reasons is the presence of Colombian winger Luis Diaz, who added to the German operator’s attacking strength for the second half of the season.
The Reds ended a 10 -year wait to win the domestic trophy last week after beating Chelsea on penalties in the League Cup.
They are the main options to advance to the quarter-finals of the Champions League early on Wednesday morning after leading 2-0 against Inter Milan in the first leg and the team also advanced easily to the quarter-finals of the FA Cup.
Winning seven Premier League games also helped the team chase the Premier League title behind Manchester City.
The presence of Diaz from Porto at the end of the transfer phase refreshes Klopp’s options on the attacking side.
Much of the success of the Klopp era depended on the success of an attacking line led by Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Brazilian striker Roberto Firmino.
But all of them will have their contracts expired at the end of next season when they will be over 30 years old.
“It’s a very important thing, we can’t rely entirely on them,” Klopp said after Diaz excelled in the 1-0 win over West Ham.
“You have to bring in new quality and energy. That’s what we’re trying to do and it seems to be.”
Klopp could take the lead after putting 17 -goal striker Diogo Jota on the bench while Salah was substituted during the match to give him a break before awaiting Inter