Liverpool chairman Tom Werner has made a rather exciting summer transfer promise to supporters.
The American was talking about our season to date and the achievements of Jurgen Klopp and the transfer team behind him.
Our most recent captures have included Mo Salah, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Andrew Robertson and Virgil van Dijk – four players who’ve been enormous success stories this season.
But according to Werner, there’s plenty more to come, with Naby Keita only the tip of the iceberg.
The Guinean joins on July 1st, after Liverpool secured a future transfer in 2017.
“It starts with Jurgen and extends to the football recruitment team of Michael Edwards, Dave Fallows and Barry Hunter,” Werner told the Telegraph. “I know they have been subject to unfair criticism at times but if you look at the talent in our squad and the fact we are going to augment it and improve it this off-season, we couldn’t be more proud of what we have done.
“We have already announced the signing of Naby Keita. Obviously, there is a lot more work to do. We consider this to be a marker, but not the pinnacle. What we have always said is that it is our intention to win trophies – and that is a plural – we were disappointed in Basel [in the 2016 Europa League final]. We were all there, but what I feel proud about is that we deserve to be playing in Kiev.”
It looks like a deal for Nabil Fekir is increasingly likely, with Paul Joyce claiming in the Times that Liverpool are ‘closing in’ on the £60m-rated Lyon skipper.
Those two will boost our midfield, but with Emre Can bound for Juventus, another holding midfielder to support Jordan Henderson is key.
We could also do with another wing-forward, a keeper and a central defender.