Liverpool will not be replicating their recent transfer splurges according to local reports, despite the League leaders being linked with a number of high profile names.
Liverpool’s hierarchy have heavily backed Jurgen Klopp in recent transfer windows, making the £75m acquisition of Virgil Van Dijk in January 2018 before making the £67m signing of Alisson last summer, a deal which was briefly a world record fee for a goalkeeper.
With the Reds looking to secure their first ever Premier League title this season, they have been linked with a number of other big name arrivals which would further bolster their exciting squad, with Juventus’ Paulo Dybala having been claimed to be a target.
They have also been linked with highly-rated Dutch defender Matthijs de Ligt, who has also been linked with the likes of Barcelona and Juventus.
However, either transfer wouldn’t come cheap, with some reports valuing Argentina international Dybala toward the £120m mark, while a move for 19-year-old De Ligt is set to be costly too, with Barcelona already having tabled a €60m bid.
Local reports from the Liverpool Echo, however, claim that the current Premier League leaders will not be splashing the cash as readily as they have done in recent transfer windows, with Jurgen Klopp said to be ‘happy with the bulk of his squad’.
The German has had to put up with a number of injuries this season, particularly in defence, while Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has missed the entire campaign through a knee injury, but is almost ready to return to action in what will be a timely boost for Herr Klopp.
While there is likely to be some movement at Anfield this summer, such as Alberto Moreno’s rumoured move to Serie A, it seems it may be a summer of tweaking the squad rather than large scale surgery.