Liverpool have the leeway to make one transfer happen this summer, according to a report. It won’t be a blockbuster signing, however.

This comes from the Liverpool Echo. The outlet claims that the Reds are very unlikely to spend heavily this summer and that we’ll probably see a repeat of last year.

Liverpool could search for cover for Andy Robertson.

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The reason, unsurprisingly, comes down to the economic downturn. Liverpool don’t feel comfortable spending a lot of money and thus they’ll play things very cautiously.

They do have some leeway, however. The club could move to bring in a backup left-back who can cover the left-wing, should the right player show up.

That’s actually something they tried to find last year, apparently, but as we saw, they couldn’t justify any available move. Time will tell if they’re more fortunate this time around.

 

What RTK has to say

I think we can safely say that Liverpool won’t spend any considerable amount on a backup left-back. Especially as this is merely ‘leeway’ and not an all-out pursuit. If the right player comes along, Liverpool will look to get him.

But that would involve a lot of factors. Can he play the right style? Is he the right age? Is he happy to sit on the bench as backup to Andy Robertson and Sadio Mane? Is he worth cutting Neco Williams’ game-time? And above all, how much does he cost?

Neco Williams currently looks set to be backup left-back.

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Liverpool will almost certainly require ‘yes, yes, yes, yes, and cheap’ before the think about parting with money. It’s certainly not impossible that the player does come along but we won’t hold our breath.

Instead, we think it’s more likely that Williams gets more time than any Liverpool transfer activity.

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