Liverpool haven’t changed their priority for the upcoming transfer window, according to reports. That’s despite missing out on Timo Werner.
This comes from the Independent, who believe Liverpool really haven’t changed much at all. They did want Werner, of course, but losing out for financial reasons was always possible.
That’s because Liverpool were being ‘prudent’ with their chase. They didn’t want to take any risks with a big-money signing and knew that would leave the door open to rivals.
And that’s what happened, with Chelsea jumping in and apparently tripling his wages. Despite the setback, it hasn’t changed the priority, though.
Liverpool weren’t planning a very busy window anyway, according to the report. Their actual priority was to simply tie down stars to bigger, longer deals.
Alisson Becker and Virgil van Dijk were priorities among those – and that hasn’t changed.
What RTK has to say
So the priority hasn’t changed, which is definitely nice. If the priority was Werner then this would have been a major setback but it does seem that he was more of a bonus.
There are clearly big questions with this plan, though. How long can this team last with two quiet windows? And what are the plans to blood the new generation next season?
Given that we don’t actually know when the new season will be – or even when the transfer window takes place – we can’t answer anything right now.
It may well turn out that Liverpool are being incredibly smart with the priority for the window. If finances take a big hit for everyone, then guaranteeing you’ve got your top players tied down makes sense and is very low risk.
That’s certainly what Liverpool appear to be banking on and with all the uncertainty right now, it’s difficult to argue against.