Jurgen Klopp has claimed that Liverpool have no choice but to keep spending in future transfer windows in order to keep ahead of our rivals.
The boss hasn’t sanctioned any major deals yet with summer, with consensus suggesting there’ll be no marquee signings before the 2019/20 begins.
But it doesn’t seem like this will always be the case, if these words from the manager are anything to go by.
“Liverpool is an ambitious club, and if we didn’t spend the same amount of money as others, we wouldn’t be able to compete. Everybody’s splashing the cash, so we have to do the same,” Klopp told German broadcaster ZDF, cited by MailOnline’s David Wood.
Many fans wants us to take advantage of our Champions League win and go big in the transfer market, consolidating from an already strong position.
We can understand that opinion, but also recognise there isn’t really any areas that need new starting players.
What Liverpool need is a new left-back and for us, a new right-back, with Joe Gomez not a suitable offensive backup for Trent Alexander-Arnold – although we’re not sure the club agrees!
There’s been talk of a new attacker signing as well – but we think Rhian Brewster and Harry Wilson will simply get plenty of chances during the summer and will be competing for a spot on the bench in 2019/20.
Value for money this summer will be extraordinarily hard to find – so in many ways – we’re just fortunate our business was done in 2018.