Liverpool are going into this summer’s transfer window with the expectation that we could spend the most we’ve ever shelled out on a single player.
Our transfer record is still the £35m we wasted on Andy Carroll in 2011, which says a lot about the targets we’ve approached in the subsequent six years.
This time though, FSG are happy to arm Jurgen Klopp with over £100m and will allow him to spend what he receives for players as well, having so far racked up a negative net spend since taking the reigns.
This is what respected Merseyside correspondent Paul Joyce told a Times podcast yesterday. Joyce also said that a centre-back, a central midfielder, a left-back and a winger would all be targeted, with Ryan Sessegnon likely to arrive in defence as James Milner’s backup, with Alberto Moreno probably leaving.
Before we start thinking about a potentially exciting summer though, it’s imperative we secure Champions League football for next season. We’ve got six games in which to do that, with Manchester United breathing down our necks in the race for the top four.
If we do qualify for the Champions League, we can be more ambitious with our targets.