Albeit they have constantly repeated that there won’t be vast spending this summer, Liverpool look like they are getting a little behind by the rest of the teams in England and mostly abroad.
They just had a marvelous season last campaign, finishing runners-up in the Premier League and winning their sixth Champions League trophy, but now it’s time to confirm that and keep demonstrating the same good things.
However, they haven’t made any significant signing this summer other than German teenager Sepp van den Berg. Even though they have been linked with plenty of players, their boss, Jurgen Klopp, has stated they won’t make a big splash this offseason, yet he doesn’t rule out one signing in the next weeks.
Still, making only one signing doesn’t sound like the right move for a team that is set to defend the most coveted title in European football and more knowing the quality of players other squads have brought this summer.
Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher has stated his discontent with the team’s transfer policy this summer, claiming that’s a high gamble for them. Talking to Off the Ball, former Reds center-back explained why he believes the club might end up regretting not making signings this transfer market.
“I’d like them to bring someone in. I still think we’re a little bit short at left-back. [Alberto] Moreno’s gone.
“I still think a creative midfield player [is needed but] the front three is a difficult one for managers and clubs when you’ve got such a set front three.”
He then talked about Divock Origi and Rhian Brewster, who will need time to play next season if they want to develop their game.
“Origi has just signed a new contract so they will have had to promise him a lot of chances. The same with Brewster. I think he was maybe looking at moving abroad [last year] like a lot of young English players now.
“In some ways, they’ve got to give these players a chance. I understand from a manager’s point of view it’s not easy.”
Something to have in consideration here is that the summer transfer window closes earlier in England, which gives the Reds a little time to complete at least one signing this summer.