This summer will likely see sparks fly across Europe, in our opinion it could be one of the most exciting windows in recent years. With The Reds so far ahead of the pack we can expect a spending spree across the continent. We believe Liverpool will get their transfers sorted sooner rather than later.
During the Jürgen Klopp era we have seen Liverpool become a paragon of transfer market frugality.
Michael Edwards and his recruitment team have gradually established themselves as the example to copy in the market, consistently picking up bargains with not a foot put wrong in the last five or so years.
Edwards’ M.O. has some defining motifs: nobody over 27-years-old, no megabucks signings without outgoings first, efficiently and quietly conducted business.
It is the efficient and almost surreptitious manner in which Edwards has operated which makes us believe Liverpool will have most of their transfers wrapped up at the start of the window.
With the European Championships set to take place over the summer the Liverpool recruitment team will want to make their signings before prices are inflated after the tournament.
These international competitions have long been considered shop windows for players looking to secure a move, with scouts also looking to see how their potential targets perform at a higher level.
With Edwards wanting to squeeze every penny of value out of a deal he is unlikely to gamble on a player’s market value going down after the competition, we will likely see The Reds try and move for their preferred targets before they have a blinder at the Euros.
This wouldn’t be out of character either, Liverpool signed Fabinho just two days after the 2018 Champions League final in Kiev – we will be expecting more of the same this summer.