Jurgen Klopp has now addressed the two key issues in the Liverpool team by purchasing the best goalkeeper and central defender that money could buy - both are world record fees for players in their position - in the last two transfer windows.
In the two years since however, Klopp's Liverpool have become massive big spenders themselves; and he does not care one iota if you call him a hypocrite over this.
Liverpool just arrived in the USA for the first of their three International Champions Cup fixtures stateside as they take on Borussia Dortmund on Sunday.
"I think I might have been a bit unfortunate with a couple of those reds", he says, with a laugh.
However, the 25-year-old was left at home as the rest of his squad travelled to the States, where they will face Borussia Dortmund, Manchester City and Manchester United in the International Champions Cup.
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"It was that good because we had Daniel in the right spaces and he could lead the group with the ball, if you want".
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"He has a contract at Dortmund, no?"
Suddenly, Liverpool are the club that players wants to be a part of.
"When I saw him at Melwood, he looked fit", said Klopp. I am confident we can build on last season.
Jurgen Klopp confirmed after the game that the Cameroonian worldwide looks to have suffered a "little tear" but they should know more within the next 24 hours after Matip is assessed by the clubs medical team. And he doesn't believe the physicality of the league will be a problem for him.
"Maybe tomorrow or the day after tomorrow we will know more, but in this moment we only know that it was too painful for him to carry on".
The 26-year-old only played in two of Egypt's three games in Russian Federation this summer and struggled to replicate his record-breaking Liverpool form as a result of the injury.