Liverpool would have to break the bank to sign Paulo Dybala and Matthijs de Ligt this summer, according to the Liverpool Echo, but Jurgen Klopp is not expected to spend huge amounts.
The Echo’s Paul Gorst writes that if Liverpool are to convince Juventus and Ajax to part with Dybala and de Ligt respectively, FSG would have to part with a large portion of their profit from the last financial year.
Jurgen Klopp himself said that he is not planning on spending heavily with the focus more on fine-tuning his squad.
I’m hoping that the German is bluffing and that he actually has big plans being worked on behind the scenes by the miracle worker Michael Edwards. There are a few areas of the squad that need work and for these problems to be solved adequately, a large sum of money is required.
Joe Gomez is one of the hottest defensive prospects in Europe but his issues with injuries since he joined Liverpool make him a liability. I would love nothing more than for him to partner van Dijk in central defence next season but he seems incapable of remaining fit.
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In three of the four seasons he has been at the club, the 21-year-old has missed 116+ games through injury and his backups, Lovren and Matip, aren’t exactly reliable either. The latter has been impressive while covering for Gomez this season, I must admit.
A new creative midfielder is required as is a new left-back, a new centre forward and potentially a new backup goalkeeper. I will be shocked if Liverpool’s net spend this summer is under £100million.