The £35m we spent on Andy Carroll still stands as our record transfer, but we’re likely to smash through that figure – three more times this summer.
It’s reported by Dave Maddock in the Mirror this morning that after we wrap up the £39m deal for Mo Salah (he’s undergoing a medical today and should sign tomorrow), we’ll quickly move on to other exciting targets.
He even suggests that we could break the £39m about to be spent on Salah before the end of this month, although with it being June 21st already – we find this pretty unlikely!
The two positions where Liverpool are happy to spend big are in central defence and central midfield, improving the spine that occasionally let Jurgen Klopp down in 2016/17.
Virgil van Dijk remains the primary target, but that will only be pursued once the Dutchman intimates to Southampton that he no longer wants to play for them. Naby Keita’s wanted in the middle, but our chances of signing the Guinean lie with whether or not Red Bull Leipzig are allowed to play in the Champions League – with UEFA rules stating that teams under the same ownership (Red Bull own Austrian champions Salzburg) can’t play in the same competition.