After their Champions League triumph in Madrid, many expected Liverpool to have a
transfer period of heavy spending as they try to close the gap to Manchester City in
the Premier League. It is estimated that the reds took home somewhere near £98.5m for
winning the UCL this season, and a combined £149.5m for their remarkable Premier
League run, more funds than any other team in the competition.
And fair enough, you would be expecting a club who earned that much would be
splashing the cash, but according to David Maddock from “The Mirror”, the signing
of Dutch youngster Van den Berg from PEC Zwolle for £1.3 million shows Liverpool’s
intent for the rest of the window. Maddock goes onto say that the European champions
have just one more deal worth “in the region of £20 million” in the pipeline at this stage,
which will potentially be a replacement for the out of contract Daniel Sturridge.
Transfer rumours have spread like wildfire since the opening of the window, stretching
from PSG’s Kylian Mbappé to Real Betis’ Junior Firpo, and more recently, Bruno
Fernandes from Sporting CP in Portugal.
The debate of whether Liverpool need to spend or not this transfer period is a very
hot topic amongst supporters as of late, with some fans becoming concerned with rival
clubs making transfer movement, most notably Tottenham Hotspur close to signing
Tanguy Ndombele from Lyon in France for around £72 million, and Manchester United
signing Aaron Wan-Bissaka from Crystal Palace for an estimated £50 million.
Only time will tell if Jürgen will dip into the transfer fund or if he is happy with the current squad as it is. Personally I believe Bruno Fernandes would be the goal-scoring midfielder the Reds need to take them to the next level in the Premier League, with the only other signings being left-back cover for Andy Robertson and possibly a replacement for Daniel Sturridge.