After just two summers of an early close to the transfer window, the Premier League are set to reverse their 2017 decision. The amendment is expected to be passed at a meeting on the 12 September. A transfer window rule change suits Liverpool down to the ground.
Managers were fed up of having to leave players out of the squad in opening weeks due to uncertainty over their future. Players could be playing for you on matchday one and against you on match-day two.
The reverse could have been true this year if Wilfried Zaha had more time to complete a switch to Everton – Crystal Palace opened the season by hosting the Toffees, with Zaha on the bench.
Liverpool are in a stronger position than in 2017 when the transfer window rule change was passed. Reversing the decision suits the Reds.
An early transfer window closure suits selling clubs. Teams such as Crystal Palace that are subject to protracted transfer sagas concerning their top talents are more liable to lose key players after the season starts. Now that Liverpool are in a financial and competitive position to not worry about top players forcing an exit, a transfer window rule change benefits the Reds.
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Michael Edwards would have more time to shop. We can plug gaps caused by injury and identify which players haven’t adjusted well to the Premier League initially. With Liverpool now in a position of power, we should shop at leisure.