It’s a real blessing that Liverpool’s squad is basically prepared to compete for every trophy already.
The price for very average footballers has gone ballistic – when you consider Harry Maguire is about to join Manchester City for £80m – £5m more than we paid for Virgil van Dijk – according to the Mirror.
We’ve been heavily linked to lots of players – but one that seemed genuine was Nicolas Pepe of Lille…
However, Inter Milan have just lodged a crazy €90m bid for the Ivorian, according to L’Equipe, translated in the Metro.
That really is insane money for a player who in reality, has enjoyed one very good season in Ligue 1, and not much else.
We wonder if Atletico Madrid are questioning the massive amount they spent on Thomas Lemar, on the basis of one good season in France, too. The Frenchman wasn’t even a starter for Diego Simeone in 2018/19.
Jurgen Klopp and Michael Edwards have money to spend on improving Liverpool’s squad, but unless there are value for money options in positions we need attention, we can see the Reds basically doing nothing in the market before the new campaign.