Liverpool look likely to end the summer transfer window without making any major transfers and that would free up cash to sign Kylian Mbappe next year.
Supporters aren’t happy. A month has passed since Liverpool won their sixth European Cup and the signings that fans expected to accompany winning the world’s most coveted football prize haven’t materialised.
This has led to unrest on social media but given the quality already at the club, it’s understandable why Jurgen Klopp is reticent to tinker too much with his side.
While it’s fair that the German is happy with his side, it could be that the Reds’ transfer silence this summer could be part of a long term plan to splash the cash spectacularly.
It’s well known that Klopp is a huge fan of Mbappe and he even tried to sign him in 2017 before the Frenchman joined PSG as the Anfield outfit was outgunned financially by the Parisians as well as Real Madrid.
The forward ultimately signed for PSG as part of a £166million deal and while it would cost more than that to bring him to Anfield, there is no doubt that he would be a success under Klopp.
The 20-year-old is already one of the best players in the world and is surely a future Balon d’Or winner if he can maintain his current development for the next few years.
If Liverpool don’t spend any significant money this summer and sell a few players that have no future at the club, there is a chance that they could build a transfer kitty to fund a mega-money move for Mbappe.
Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah are all in their prime but when their talents start to wane, Klopp will need to identify and sign players that can replace them.
If there is one player in the world that would suit the Reds’ attacking system it’s Mbappe. Spending over £200m to sign him would not seem unreasonable if the Reds don’t splash the cash on any other players between now and next summer.