Last summer Liverpool made no major additions to their squad. The Reds brought in a couple of youngsters, a couple of keepers and nobody else – until they forked out a pittance for Takumi Minamino in January. As a result Kopites were expecting a big transfer window this summer, particularly given the riches associated with winning the Premier League. Despite Kopites crying out for additions Liverpool making a major summer signing would be a mistake.
It would be incredibly hard to improve on the current Liverpool first team. There are few players out there in the world who could replace any of the starting XI and those that could are not realistic additions.
Would Kylian Mbappe improve the starting lineup? Of course. Should Liverpool spend £200m on bringing him in? Of course not. The Reds have worked diligently in recent seasons to keep their net spend at an incredibly low and sustainable level given their on the pitch success, why change this now?
If the Reds were to make a an improvement to the first team then they would likely have to pay a premium transfer fee and premium wages. We need only look at clubs such as Barcelona to see how acting emotionally in the transfer market can rock a club.
In recent seasons Barca have forked out enormous transfer fees and somehow even more exorbitant wages – 90min recently reported that the Camp Nou side are spending about 69% of their turnover on wages. Signing a big name player on big name wages would likely lead to Anfield’s other top earners wanted improved terms to bring their earnings in line, leading to a calamitous rise in the wage bill and a disruption in squad harmony.
Kopites need to bide their time. Next summer will be the ideal time to make decisive moves in the transfer market. Liverpool are just fine now, for one more season at least.