With the 2020-21 season coming to an end, the summer transfer window is soon to be open.
Journalist James Pearce has provided an update on what he has heard about the club’s budget for the upcoming transfer window.
Pearce told the Red Agenda Podcast: “It’s certainly not as basic as saying, Liverpool need to sell to buy. From what I’m told there will be money there for Klopp to invest in the summer, but it’s not going to be a crazy amount of money invested.
“The feedback I had from the RedBird investment, which of course people look at the numbers and think a £500m investment into FSG could lead to an Mbappe or Haaland type signing and a massive war chest for Klopp.
“I was told that it’s certainly not that, but what this investment will do is allow Liverpool to absorb the impact of the pandemic. So where they would’ve needed to cut back to deal with what they now believe to be around a £120m dip in revenue, this will allow them to operate as they normally do, which means there’ll be a set amount of money aside that can be invested, and that will be swelled by what can be invested into sales.”
ANFIELD WATCH VERDICT
The club’s owners in Fenway Sports Group have hardly spent a penny since 2019. Liverpool have only spent a total of £83.75 million on players since claiming the Champions League trophy back in 2019.
Therefore, we are not shocked to hear that Klopp won’t have a huge amount of money to spend in the summer.
We would like to see the club sign 2-3 quality players. The reality is, Liverpool’s squad depth has been tested this season.
Players such as Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez, Joel Matip, Thiago Alcantara, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Diogo Jota and Naby Keita have missed large parts of the season.
Liverpool have failed to deal with the aforementioned injuries. The reigning Premier League champions are in a fight for a place inside the top four.
It is unlikely that Liverpool will endure a similar run with injuries next season.
But, it would be nice to see some quality players signed come the summer in case the Reds have another horrific run with injury next season.
Freelance sports journalist and Red from Melbourne. Currently an editor at Anfield Watch.