Tuchel touched on that last weekend when he said: “Of course we will try to improve, but if you mean do we need other players, I think we just need our whole squad.”
“Were Liverpool able to compete last year for the title? No. The only real difference was that they were lacking Virgil van Dijk.
“I said it many times, key players are key players because they are key in everything they do and every way in which they behave.
“To compete and do what we need to do for 90 minutes, we need everyone and we’ve struggled because of long-term injuries and Covid.
“Still we are reliable and still we want to push ourselves, and still we will not make excuses. It’s just to explain the situation.”