Liverpool have had a brilliant start to the 2016-2017 season, with just one defeat from 9 matches and Klopp’s team currently occupy the third spot on the table, tied with league leader Manchester City, only behind in goal difference. Though there are still some problems at the back, the front line has been in terrific touch scoring goals left, right and centre. Few tipped Liverpool for the title, some more for the top four but majority of the football fans across the world, saw them missing out on the top four by a fine margin. However, Klopp’s team have answered in style and are currently amongst the favourites to lift the title in May.
The summer transfer window proved to be highly successful for the former Borussia Dortmund manager, as he brought in quality players like Mane, Wijnaldum, Matip and Klavan, who have straight away raised the team’s quality. Klopp will need to be consistent for the next few months, therefore he might want to dip into his funds and purchase a few players who can give the squad that added depth, going into the business end of the season.
According to recent reports, Jurgen Klopp is considering signing Inaki Williams from Athletic Bilbao in the January transfer window. The striker will not come cheap as he has a £44.6m buyout clause in his contract, which Klopp will have to meet. The Spanish international has risen very quickly through the ranks in recent seasons, therefore a hefty investment might just be money spent well by the Klopp.
Klopp sees Inaki as someone similar to Aubameyang, with fairly similar playing style. He believes that the 22-year-old has the potential to explode on the big stage just like his former Dortmund player. Inaki is a versatile player who can play across the front three, also, he has the pace to trouble defenders down the wing and the trickery and creativity to create a chance from a central position. The youngster made his international debut just this summer. He has 10 goals in 52 league matches for Bilbao, not a world beating figure but remember, he is still only 22 years old, he has his best years ahead of him, where he can use his experience to turn himself into a world class player.
Klopp is passionate about developing young talent into superstar players, which is why a move for Inaki makes sense for Liverpool. The youngster is still under a long-term contract but could be tempted to work under the eyes of Klopp.