Everton haven’t won a trophy for 24 years and have a commemorative plaque of a 5th placed finish up on the wall of the training facility, but Alan Stubbs thinks we’re envious of their summer.
With the funds the Toffees got for selling their best player, Romelu Lukaku, they’ve invested in ten new ones, but the only transfers who’d get anywhere near our team are Jordan Pickford, Michael Keane or maybe Davy Klassen.
Stubbs though think Everton are making huge strides.
“I think the biggest thing for me is that Everton have done quite a lot of their dealings before even Romelu had gone,” Stubbs told the Echo.
“Some people might turn round and say that they’ve done that because they knew Romelu was going to go.
“For me it makes a change because normally we always see transfer business across the park first.
“Now, I think they are looking over here envious at what Everton are doing at the moment.”
Instead of investing in quantity, Liverpool are focussing on quality – and it’s meant a slow start in terms of numbers. But Mo Salah has arrived for a record fee and by the end of the window, two or three big names for big money will have joined him.
Klopp hopes they’ll be Virgil van Dijk and Naby Keita, but due to both their parent clubs desperately wanting to keep hold – we’re having to remain patient.
But put it this way: Everton are not going to finish about Liverpool this season. Despite spending all this money, without Lukaku and probably Ross Barkley, they’ll likely be a worse outfit.