With just less than a month to go in the transfer market, very few major deals have gone through yet this summer for any team, not just the Reds.
Sepp van den Berg and Harvey Elliott have arrived at Anfield from Zwolle and Fulham respectively – but as good as they could become in the coming seasons, those were not the only deals that many fans had hoped for.
According to the Liverpool ECHO, though, there is a good chance that no more business will be conducted by Michael Edwards before the window slams shut on August 8. Most journalists had believed the Reds would sign at least one player this summer, but this is a big update.
A left-back, the report states, is not likely to be on the agenda in the next four weeks, despite Alberto Moreno having left the club, while the likes of Dejan Lovren and Simon Mignolet will not need replacing as they are now expected to stay put.
A versatile forward is a potential signing, if anything, but only if someone becomes available, with options not being actively pursued at the current time.
Things could change, of course, but as it stands, the Reds business for the summer could be done, with Jurgen Klopp content with Joe Gomez and James Milner as cover options at left-back.
Many fans will be disappointed with that news, but after a Champions League win and a 97-point season, it does make sense that wholesale changes are not needed.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, as much as it is a cliche, could also prove to be like a new signing having missed the whole season last year.
It’s disappointing that a big name isn’t coming in – but Klopp and Edwards have an excellent track record and know what they’re doing.