Liverpool failed in their bid to sign Premier League No.3 centre-back

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Merseyside club reportedly rejected the chance to sign Patrick van Aanholt from Crystal Palace ahead of the transfer deadline. Reds added Sepp van den Berg, Harvey Elliott and Adrian to the squad this summer, with German coach seemingly believing that his group is strong enough already to compete for major honours.

Given their form and achievements last campaign, it’s hard to disagree with that, although in order to topple Man City this time around, it could be argued that a top signing could have taken them closer to a Premier League trophy.

Instead, Jurgen will rely on the same group of footballer, as Klopp turned down the opportunity to bring Patrick in on deadline day. Given Andy Robertson’s form last campaign, there is no real need to bring in another left-back. Last season van Aanholt played 40 matches, scored four goals and provided two assists in all competitions.

However, given Alberto Moreno left this transfer window after his contract expired in Liverpool, there is an argument to suggest that German tactician needed some depth in that area. Should Andrew have the misfortune of picking up an injury this campaign, it will be a massive blow for the Reds, and they’ll have to find other solutions.

In turn, time will tell whether or not it was worth signing a new left-back this transfer window to add depth, although, with the window now closed, the focus will be on securing a win in their Premier League campaign opener against Norwich at Anfield today.