This summer is sure to be an exciting one to be a Kopite. With The Reds set to head into the next transfer window as Premier League champions with a lucrative new kit deal, as well as potentially being European champions, there will definitely be money to be spent. Despite persistent links, we don’t believe Liverpool will sign Jadon Sancho, Kylian Mbappe or Kai Havertz but that suits The Reds perfectly.

Liverpool won't sign Jadon Sancho, Kylian Mbappe or Kai Havertz but they are the perfect smokescreen.

Liverpool won’t sign Jadon Sancho, Kylian Mbappe or Kai Havertz but they are the perfect smokescreen. (Photo by Max Maiwald/DeFodi Images via Getty Images)

For the past year we have seen the Champions of Europe linked with big money moves for some of the continent’s top talents.

Papers have constantly reported that Liverpool are plotting moves for Sancho, Mbappe and Havertz.

Each player is sure to be one of the most talented stars of the next decade but each player also comes with a humongous price tag.

Michael Edwards has shown in recent seasons that he has a talent for spotting diamonds in the rough, for going for the less obvious targets.

Once Micky has worked his magic, Jürgen Klopp gets to work and transforms these players into superstars.

The £8m paid for Andy Robertson is the ideal testament to the successfully shrewd approach that The Reds have taken.


The links between Liverpool, Sancho, Mbappe and Havertz actually work to the club’s advantage.

The key to magic is misdirection: whilst everybody is looking one way, Edwards will be moving in another – securing a gem of a signing away from the attention of the press.

Are The Reds interested in the talented trio? Of course they are, according to The Independent.

However, they are aware that signing any of them would be a massive outlay. Liverpool are much more likely to move for less coveted targets that represent better value for money.

Media attention often drives up the price of a player; according to The Independent, Liverpool value Kai Havertz at less than half the asking price.

Whilst we are unlikely to sign Sancho, Mbappe or Havertz, their links are providing Michael Edwards with the perfect smokescreen to conduct his business.

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