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Liverpool set for transfer windfall after £179m spending spree response from rivals.

Liverpool set for transfer windfall after £179m spending spree response from rivals.

The Reds supporters have every right to feel eager as they look around the Premier League and see the transfer business their most alike rivals are looking to conduct.

Manchester United have agreed on a deal to sign Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund are now eyeing up a move for Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane, while Manchester City are involved in signing both Harry Kane and Jack Grealish.

Elsewhere, Chelsea have been inclined to move for Erling Haaland while even Leicester City have already brought in Patson Daka and Boubakary Soumare.

Of course, Jurgen Klopp has been no failure in the transfer market himself with the Reds going swiftly to strike a compromise for Ibrahima Konate from RB Leipzig back in May, but that hasn’t stopped concern among the Liverpool fanbase at the possibility their time might be caught left behind.

After all, they finished 17 points behind City last season as their Premier League title defence crumbled after the New Year.


But while the Reds’ rivals make their moves in the transfer market, it remains to be seen what else Liverpool will look to do this summer.

A centre-back was their preference and a centre-back is what they ran to sign following the completion of last season.

But while supporters may long for a new forward, a replacement for Gini Wijnaldum in midfield or even a new back-up right-back, the feeling is that Liverpool won’t make such progress until later in the window after completing a number of outgoings.

But then, should that be a surprise?

The Reds needed a center-back and brought one in, with Klopp reasonably happy with what would entirely be considered his strongest starting XI.

There are no gaping holes in a team consisting of; Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Konate, Van Dijk, Robertson; Henderson, Fabinho, Thiago; Salah, Firmino, Mane.

Sure, you could claim that a fully fit Joe Gomez or Joel Matip would get the nod at center-back ahead of Konate, while some would prefer Diogo Jota to be given the nod ahead of Firmino, but, as things stand, Liverpool’s most powerful line-up needs minimal surgery.

The same cannot be said of their opponents.

And now, Liverpool’s rivals are in the market for big money signings and why the Reds, as things stand, are not.

Klopp filled his side’s holes equally back in 2018 when bringing in Van Dijk for £75m, Alisson for £65m, and Fabinho for £39m.

With his squad aging, the time will come when he needs to spend further again but that time is not now.

The German will have to time his choices right when he believes it is time to upgrade on his front three for example but, despite Mane and Firmino’s underwhelming campaigns last year, the duo have not been put out to pasture just yet.

Therefore, Liverpool’s strongest line-up remains essentially undisputed with plenty of depth behind it.

Sure, the Reds will rise further to enhance that depth, as they did when bringing in Jota last summer.

And while injuries cost them dear last time, such a circumstance was unusual and the only reason those holes developed in Klopp’s squad.

With the likes of Van Dijk and Henderson now back from their lay-offs, Liverpool’s team is at its strongest once again with the Reds’ first-choice XI arguably an improvement on the squad that won the Champions League and Premier League.

As such, don’t expect to see Liverpool battle to spend big on a Sancho, Varane or any other big-name starter this summer.

Klopp already completed such necessary high-profile transfer activity three years ago.

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Liverpool set for transfer windfall after £179m spending spree response from rivals.

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