Liverpool’s patience this summer could end up paying off in a big way.
Patience is one way of putting it, anyway. Liverpool look set to stick with what they’ve got, mostly, only venturing into the market for backup. That’s the claim of several sources, including the Mirror.
It means no big signings, no expensive addition to the first-team. Liverpool are instead waiting to see if a must-sign player emerges – something we’ve seen before.
We saw Liverpool’ patience with Virgil van Dijk, for instance. Having failed to sign him in the summer of 2017, the Reds opted not to sign anyone else. They just waited until Christmas, agreeing a new (inflated) deal for the Dutchman.
Liverpool may just not see anyone in the current market that they want. Or, potentially, they want to save their money for a ‘new’ market in a year’s time.
Another season of success would leave Liverpool in a very enviable position. They’d undoubtedly be one of the absolute elite, a club where players know they can win trophies.
And if Liverpool have extra money in the bank and an aura to fall back on, next summer could be full of far more possibility. Liverpool’s patience this summer could be the best thing for them – long term.
It certainly asks for faith from the fans and, really, faith in themselves. But with the season Liverpool have just had, you’d have to back them to succeed.