This is could be a pivotal summer transfer window for Liverpool. The club was restrained last time out and it led to a disastrous title defence. Chelsea are reportedly planning to spend £200m this summer and Liverpool have to respond with a big window of their own.
Last summer’s mistakes
Last summer the Reds were expected to begin building a dynasty.
The lads had just won the Premier League in dramatic fashion and were on top of the world.
We’d just signed a record kit deal with Nike, everything was looking up.
However, the pandemic curtailed Liverpool’s spending power.
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The club decided not to replace Dejan Lovren and opted not to sign Timo Werner to come in as the lethal finisher we were crying out for.
Both decisions proved to be huge mistakes with the title defence marred by injuries and missed chances.
Chelsea transfer plans and Liverpool response
Kopites were watching the Champions League final through their fingers this season.
The worst possible final was presented to us: Manchester City v Chelsea.
The West London side won it and are allegedly looking to build on the success by backing Thomas Tuchel in the market.
According to The Metro, the German manager will be given £200m to spend.
If Chelsea spend that much money then Liverpool have no option but to respond in kind.
Of course, we can’t match the full £200m but we can’t afford to sit idly by in this window.
We need to act decisively this time out, we scraped a top four finish last term and a plenty of chances went begging along the way.
This needs to be the summer for the marquee forward signing, otherwise we risk being left behind.