This Liverpool side are utterly perfect at the minute. The Reds haven’t lost a league game in over a year and they look set to stroll to a record points total – how do you improve this squad? According to Melissa Reddy for The Independent, the Liverpool transfers team want to “stick to the principles that put them back on their perch.”
Michael Edwards has been one of the central figures of the transformation of the club.
The sporting director has cultivated a reputation as a keen negotiator with an eye for a bargain.
Signings such as Gini Wijnaldum, Andy Robertson and Mo Salah (to name but a few) have proved to be bargain buys, each boosting Edwards’ credentials.
Melissa Reddy reported for The Independent that the Liverpool transfers team recently plotted their summer spending over dinner and the “overriding message” was “do not get sucked into abandoning the principles that have got the club to this point.”
What RTK has to say
This is important news.
Whilst we expected very little deviance from the transfer policy of recent times, it is reassuring to hear that it was the “overriding message” that the Liverpool transfers team wanted to focus on.
So what are these principles?
Age, attitude and value for money have been at the core of Anfield’s transfer policy in recent seasons.
The club have focused on making superstars, not buying them. This approach would rule out some of the moves we have been heavily linked with such as Jadon Sancho and Kai Havertz.
If anything, this would make the summer window even more exciting – who knows who Edwards will bring in?