Liverpool have been quiet in the transfer market this season. The Reds have sold Dejan Lovren and brought in Kostas Tsimikas but apart from that they have only brought in youth players. Fans and journalists alike have questioned the club’s policy, suggesting that the Reds need to splash some more cash. Liverpool aren’t spending big this summer and they just don’t have to.
The Dominant Reds
Last season Liverpool won the Premier League by an incredible 18 point margin.
At times the gap between first and second was as large as 25 points, they were truly in a league of their own throughout the season.
The gap was reduced towards the end of the season when the side took their foot off the pedal after securing the title, as well as losing some rhythm during lockdown.
The Frugal Reds
This summer we have only seen one player arrive for the first team.
Kostas Tsimikas was brought in from Olympiakos shortly after Dejan Lovren was sold to Zenit.
There have been plenty of rumours of arrivals with the likes of Thiago and Ismaila Sarr touted as potential buys.
However, as of yet, none of these moves have materialised. Jürgen Klop did warn that the club wouldn’t be able to spend big as the owners assess the financial impact of the global health crisis.
The Settled Reds
Why on earth do the club need to spend big when they won the league by 18 points last season?
Transfers have become some shiny thing to argue about on Twitter but the reality is that there is no need for the club to placate Twitter fans.
Sure, there are some reputable journalists weighing in saying that the club could do with a player here, a player there.
But given the financial situation that the club finds itself in and the winning margin of last season, it is completely understandable that the club aren’t investing.
They are the Settled Reds, the side isn’t too old, they are all hitting their prime at the same time. There is no need to gamble vast sums of money improving a side that is already at the top of the world.