Why little change in Liverpool's squad make-up would be welcome

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The past two summers have seen a lot of upheaval at Anfield.

Liverpool's new manager will not be making wholesale changes to the squad he inherits, according to the Daily Telegraph, with former Borussia Dortmund boss Jurgen Klopp widely expected to be installed to the Anfield hot-seat today. 

Over the past two summers, it has felt a bit like the Generation Game on the transfer front, with players on a metaphorical conveyor belt coming in and out of the club, and there needs to be a time when some stability is returned when it comes to recruitment.

The Telegraph report states that unlike the last two summers, where at least seven new faces have come through the door at Anfield, Klopp would only look to bring in two or three new players in order to improve the situation at Liverpool.

When Klopp gets down to work he will find a side that has several players who have yet to settle into life at the club - with no individual from the new intake yet to make 10 appearances.

In many ways the transfer window in the summer - overseen by Brendan Rodgers - did try to address a couple of problem areas - solving the conundrum at right-back, bringing in players who can press the ball from the front and score goals as well trying to fill the void left by Steven Gerrard by landing someone with pedigree who can dictate in the middle of the park. 

Of course, there are issues that can only be solved through transfers, but more problems can emerge through upheaval. In the past two years, the Reds have taken a scattergun approach to their recruitment, with suggestions there were players that Rodgers wanted and the rest of the transfer committee wanted, so both had to arrive.

It seems that Klopp will identify key positions as he gets a longer, and closer look at his new side. Rather than going wild during a sale, it seems the German will opt for quality over quantity - and that is something to be welcomed. 

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