Robbie Fowler believes that Liverpool are right to target quality over quantity as they look to strengthen their squad this summer.
Reds legend Robbie Fowler believes that Jürgen Klopp and Liverpool are right to target quality over quantity in this year’s summer transfer window.
The club have already broken their transfer record once this summer, signing Mohamed Salah from AS Roma for a fee of £36.9m and they are looking to do the same potentially two more times, with big money deals for Virgil van Dijk and Naby Keïta lined up.
In his column for the Mirror, Fowler insists that patience is required from fans and the club alike if the Reds are to land their “top targets” this summer.
“They (Liverpool) seem to be concentrating on getting in that bit of extra quality in crucial positions,” said Fowler who believes that the amount Liverpool spend should not be an issue.
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“That is the right policy. Rather than splashing their cash on six or eight players, like they seem to have done during the last few years. If they have to spend £150m to £180m to get three top-class players, it will be money well spent.”
The former Liverpool forward believes that the club was one or two signings away from challenging for the Premier League title for the entirety of last season and does not think for one second that Jürgen Klopp will not have learned his lessons.
“I look at their team of last year and think that, if they had one or two more to provide some more attacking options when Sadio Mane was at the Africa Cup of Nations and Philippe Coutinho was injured, then they would have been in the title shake-up.”
“That is a lesson Jurgen Klopp learned, so I’m not too worried that they have only signed Mohamed Salah so far”