Robbie Fowler has praised Liverpool for taking a wiser approach to the transfer market and believes spending big will eventually pay off.
The Anfield legend, who scored 183 goals for the club, believes the Reds’ ‘quality over quantity’ policy is a crucial change from previous and admittedly unsuccessful windows.
In his column for the Mirror, Fowler said: “For me, they seem to be concentrating on getting in that bit of extra quality in crucial positions – and that is the right policy, rather than splashing their cash on six or eight players, like they seem to have done during the last few years.”
“If they have to spend £150-180m to get three top-class players, it will be money well spent.”
“I look at their team of last year and think that, if they had one or two more to provide some more attacking options when Sadio Mane was at the Africa Cup of Nations and Philippe Coutinho was injured, then they would have been in the title shake-up.”
“That is a lesson Jurgen Klopp learned, so I’m not too worried that they have only signed Mohamed Salah so far.”
Liverpool have made two signings so far in Dominic Solanke and Mohamed Salah- the more notable of the two having arrived from Roma for a club record fee of £36.9million.
Salah represents the first of many high-profile names expected to join the club this summer with Jurgen Klopp going all out to construct a squad capable of competing for the Premier League title and in Europe for years to come.
The German is prepared to break the club’s transfer record multiple times over the next couple of months and, after securing Salah, has been tipped to turn his attentions towards RB Leipzig’s Naby Keita and Arsenal’s Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
Various reports have suggested terms have already been agreed for £70million-rated Keita and that Anfield is Oxlade-Chamberlain’s preferred destination after the midfielder rejected a new deal at the Emirates.
Southampton’s Virgil van Dijk, also valued at £70million, appears to remain a priority target while the introduction of a new left-back is likely to be another feature of Klopp’s plans.
It finally feels like mistakes in the past have been learnt from and that the club is ready to challenge at the top of English football once again.