Despite countless rumours throughout the summer transfer window, Liverpool never tried to spend proper money on a ‘first-teamer’ apart from left-back Lloyd Kelly.
This is according to journalist Paul Gorst, who is the Echo’s new LFC correspondent following James Pearce’s move to The Athletic.
Gorst reckons that after Bournemouth came in with a £13m bid for the youngster, we turned our attentions away – and in the end – only brought Adrian in once it became apparent Simon Mignolet was desperate to exit.
“They did. Lloyd Kelly was seriously considered by Klopp and sporting director Michael Edwards, but Bournemouth’s £13m deal was enough to keep the Reds away from the negotiating table,” Gorst said during a Q&A.
“The idea was that Kelly would have room to improve at a steady rate as second fiddle behind undisputed left-back Andy Robertson.
“Other than him, though, the Reds steered clear of any significant moves. Klopp was more than happy with the squad that won the Champions League and finished runners-up to Manchester City with 97 points.
“They also signed Adrian too, of course. He’s currently Liverpool’s No.1 in the absence of Alisson, so he was definitely a ‘senior transfer target’.”
We cannot imagine the club will do any January business either, bar a serious injury to multiple players – which would make it three consecutive windows without signing a senior pro.
However, the squad is packed full of quality and our start to the new campaign demonstrates we already have what it takes to compete on multiple fronts.
Liverpool are three from three in the Premier League and won the European Super Cup to boot.
Alisson will be back not long after the international break, which should hopefully shore up the defence, too.
Right now, we have no complaints and are simply enjoying the ride!