How many teams win the Champions League and don’t make any marquee signings? After their last Champions League win in 2018, Real Madrid went out and bought Thibaut Courtois and wonderkid Vinicius Junior. The lack of a big name signing is why Liverpool’s transfer window should scare other teams.
Despite not bringing in any first team improvements, the Reds had an incredible transfer window. Michael Edwards and his team managed to get rid of a number of fringe players and deadwood whilst also collecting handsome loan fees. Edwards and co also pulled off coups in signing two of Europe’s most sought after youth players – bringing in record breaking Sepp Van Den Berg and Fulham starlet Harvey Elliott. The team played a blinder by bringing in the experienced Adrian on a free; a keeper who, despite a few shaky moments, recently made the BBC’s team of the week.
With all quiet on the North-Western front, the question is: what are they planning?
The Mirror reported that Liverpool made a profit of £44m this transfer window. So was Liverpool’s transfer window just a case of arming the recruitment team? The rest of the league should be quaking in their boots anticipating where Edwards will strike, like a fiscally minded viper. With no marquee signings and a large profit in his pocket, January or next summer could be Liverpool’s transfer window for the ages.
Should we be worried by the lack of arrivals? No. Last year Spurs made no new additions and made their way to a Champions League final. If Tottenham can do that without any signings Liverpool should be nailed on for success.