It is not the first time that the transfer window has caused such friction but to have so numerous Premier League's biggest stars so unsettled is unprecedented and will form an unwanted backdrop for the first "big six" clash of the season.
Energised by Liverpool's emphatic progress in Europe, Simon Mignolet has challenged the Reds to underline their ascension with a victory against Premier League title rivals Arsenal this weekend. "Obviously Arsene [Wenger] loves what he is doing".
Arsenal need to combat Liverpool's pace and intensity, to show similar energy and coherence.
Especially as Liverpool have hardly looked watertight at the back so far this season - beginning the campaign with a 3-3 draw against Watford in which their defending was shambolic. More importantly, the Reds also secured their place in this season's UEFA Champions League group stage after wrapping up a 6-3 aggregate win over Hoffenheim on Wednesday. "I believe he is at the stage of his career where he has to focus on the club if you want to play regularly, and it's the right decision". He is a big, big manager in the history of the Premier League - and football - and he has all the power he still needs. To be honest I am not sure we can really put a limit on it and if we are prepared to pay the Ox £180k then perhaps there really is a chance that Sanchez could stay.
"Sanchez is world-class. We just prepare and defend", Klopp said.
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Whether it's 3-4-3 or 4-2-3-1, the need to have players confident in positions they play can't be over emphasised.in the last two games we have seen Arsene Wenger deferring on players positions, and this must change to avoid another miserable season.
The Brazilian - continually linked with a move to Barcelona this summer - also recently suffered a bout of illness on top of his injury.
For while club-record signing Alexandre Lacazette is a fine forward, players like him thrive on quality support, something the Frenchman was deprived of against Stoke. League leaders Manchester United play Leicester at Old Trafford in Saturday's late kickoff.
If Wenger views the Liverpool defence as the opposition's weak point, there's little doubt that Jurgen Klopp will be thinking likewise about a porous Gunners backline that has conceded four goals in the opening two games.