Alex Rogers calls for Liverpool supporters to calm down with regards to the club’s transfer dealings ahead of the 2017/18 season.
This time of the year is always a weird time, with nothing really happening and no games to report on, the only thing that’s relevant to report on is transfer rumours.
But here’s the thing: many of the rumours from “trusted sources” are nothing more than works of fiction. Lies.
That’s not to say that all of them are fake, just that I advise you to use your common sense. The only rumour that I’m confident isn’t fake is Mo Salah because it’s pretty much all but confirmed that we will get him at some point.
But ever since the frustrating Virgil van Dijk controversy a few weeks ago, leaks from the club have all but stopped. The ever trusted 10:30 news where everyone gets their juicy transfer news from hasn’t given anyone any clues as to who we may be in for.
However, because of this I’ve seen many people panicking and fretting that we’ve not made a signing yet when this summer was meant to be one of our biggest of all time.
It’s easy to look at other clubs with the likes of Manchester City, Manchester United and even Everton making considerable improvements to their squads already while, from the outside, it looks like we’re doing nothing.
But to these people so convinced that we’re already messing up our chances so early in the summer I say this. Chill man. It’s cool. Don’t believe me? Here’s why you shouldn’t stress out.
There’s a reason there’s suddenly been a drought in players we’re linked with and it’s no coincidence that this has all happened after the Virgil van Dijk controversy.
All it means is that Liverpool have from their learnt mistakes. The reason we missed out on van Dijk was almost purely down to the club leaking information about transfer targets. If it was all behind closed doors then who knows? He might have been a Liverpool player right now.
But, alas, he is not. And the lack of leaks means that we’re not allowing any news of our targets known to the outside world. Chances are we could be in advanced talks with a few players that we have no idea about.
This is the way it should be. It’s what a professional club like Liverpool should be doing. Leaking information on who we want and how much we’re reportedly willing to spend on them shouldn’t be happening. It’s sloppy.
Also, it’s unfair to judge right now how well we’re doing in the market right now. Judge when the window has closed, and if we haven’t made the changes that we need, then you can judge. But until then, stay calm.