Only Firmino, Coutinho and Milner were good players in the squad he initially inherited, maybe Henderson if we are stretching it. I don't think Firmino was even considered a big deal back then. The rest were just a collection of terrible squad whose last league finish was terrible. Stock defeated these lot 6-1 in the final match of the previous season in which they finished sixth.No it's not....a first 11 with 3-4 obvious weaknesses - the squad in itself is not terrible as you say.
Mignolet, Milner, Matip, Lovren, Clyne - Henderson, Wijnaldum, Can - Coutinho, Firmino and Mane
This team which Klopp could field in his first full season is better than what for instance us, Arsenal and Chelsea have today. But far behind City, todays Liverpool and marginally behind Spurs in my opinion
Again Ole inherited a squad who finished second the previous season, defeating all teams in the league and having an excellent record in big teams, a squad whom people kept saying needed a progressive manager and it will play a great football. A squad people were annoying they couldn't challenge City. Not a squad who finished 6th the previous season.
The only reason the squad has become weaker now is thanks to what Ole and Woodward did to it in summer, mass selling players without replacement. However saying the squad he actually inherited is weaker than what Klopp inherited is just rewriting history.