We also need a backup RB but we saw how that went last time we got a backup LB so we need to shop wisely
Actually, before we even go shopping, Edwards and Klopp need to sit down and discuss what Klopp wants from his back-up full backs, otherwise we're going to waste another £10-15m on a back-up full back that Klopp doesn't even stick on the bench. What an extraordinary waste of money that is.
Edwards bought a back-up left back, Kostas, which to be fair was a hole in the squad if you look at it from a computer game point of view, 2 players for each position. Then for whatever reason, not always injuries, Kostas has barely featured as Klopp seems to like to use a core group of about 16 players. Even when the possibility has been there to put a left back on the bench, Klopp has preferred not to.
Seems to me what we really need is a back-up full back who can play both sides to a pretty high standard. Someone like Arbeloa. I don't know how Lewis got on at Newcastle, I think I've read he hasn't been ripping up trees, but this is numbskull Steve Bruce coaching the team. Lewis is a very good little player, decent with both feet, and he'd have been near on perfect, yet we piss about haggling over a few million and end up buying a left back we don't use, and at right back we've got Neco who isn't a patch on Lewis I'm afraid.
That's really not good use of limited transfer budget, and Klopp and Edwards need to sort this out this summer. Edwards has the responsibility to make sure the squad doesn't get neglected and go to rat sh*t. Klopp has the responsibility to win games. So they need to talk to each other.
It's not a priority, first team spots will always come first, but buying a fullback who can play both sides could free up £15m more for a buy to improve the first XI, though that's not going to be easy.
I'd like to see Edwards leaning more to ensuring the average age of the squad doesn't get too high, and is reasonably balanced across the positions. But Klopp should have more control over who we actually buy if he's just not going to use players that are bought for him. A balance needs to be struck, and it doesn't seem to be quite in the right place at the moment.