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'It's inevitable': James Pearce sees Liverpool transfer plan going one way

James Pearce believes Liverpool will have to wait in the transfer window. The journalist thinks it’s inevitable.

Liverpool signings will come late in the transfer window, according to James Pearce. The Reds don’t appear to have any real choice in the matter.

“Liverpool don’t report back to pre-season till the 12th of July,” he told the Kenn7 podcast.

“I think, ideally, Klopp would love to have the squad pretty much where he wants it by then, but I think also he will know that’s just not realistic this summer with the Euros, with the Copa America, with the way that the transfer market is with the lack of money that’s sloshing around at the moment as [the pandemic] continues to take its toll.

“I think despite the fact that ideally, you want to get things done early, I think it’s inevitable that there’ll be a lot of business late on.”

Pearce says Liverpool must wait on transfers

It’s no great surprise to hear this, in truth. Pearce has said in the Athletic that Liverpool must sell to buy – that tends to mean waiting.

ESPN effectively back that up. They say the budget was around £50m heading into the summer but the Ibrahima Konate deal has eaten into that.

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Thus the Reds need to sell some players before even knowing what they have to spend. We shouldn’t anticipate any major deals anytime soon.

But perhaps that’s a good thing. We’ve said before how the coming transfer scramble can benefit Liverpool. Similarly, decent performances for international teams could lead to players fetching higher prices.

So the wait might not be fun but it’s sensible. With any luck, Liverpool will end up with a decent amount of money and plenty of transfer options to choose from.

They’ll surely move for a midfielder and a forward before the window is shut. We’re not worried they’ll run out of time. This should still be a very productive window.

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