Last summer Liverpool made no signings for the first XI. The football world was confused to say the least; the Reds had just posted record profits and won the Champions League, the club was in its strongest bargaining position ever – yet there were no big arrivals. Michael Edwards brought in just two backup goalkeepers and two youth prospects. With the next two transfer windows in mind, Liverpool still don’t need to spend big.
The current first choice side is the strongest that Liverpool have seen in the modern era. It is pretty impossible to improve on what we currently have on the pitch. The Reds are 29 games unbeaten in the Premier League. They have dropped just two points in their opening 12 games.
Logic insists that if we are to add to the squad, we need to add to the bench. We do not need to spend big to do so.
Recent history has shown that Michael Edwards is a shrewd operator in the transfer market. The Reds’ sporting director has been fleecing teams around the continent, The Telegraph reported that we underpaid for Fabinho by £22m.
Jürgen Klopp gets the best of out of players, he improves them. With this talent at our disposal we can unearth hidden gems and bring them in for a fraction of the amount that our rivals are set to pay to improve their squad.
We have one of the best scouting teams out there. We have one of the canniest negotiators in the game. We don’t need to improve the first XI. We don’t have to spend big, we can spend shrewdly and wisely to add depth to the side where it is needed. That is the difference between us and the likes of Manchester City: we add value, they buy value.