Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp was reportedly given a £200m summer transfer window budget this year, but he’s adamant he won’t panic buy.
So far this summer, Liverpool have been pretty quiet as their only marquee signing has been the addition of Mohamed Salah in a £36.9m deal from Roma, as per The Mirror, while Dominic Solanke arrived from Chelsea after his contract expired.
It’s added in the report that Klopp was given a £200m transfer kitty this summer after taking the Merseyside giants back into the Champions League, but things haven’t gone as smoothly as expected for him with regards to landing his preferred targets.
The Mirror note that a move for Virgil van Dijk collapsed after Southampton made a complaint to the Premier League over Liverpool’s methods to sign the Dutchman in a £60m deal, while RB Leipzig have insisted that Reds target Naby Keita is going nowhere this summer.
In turn, that would be enough to spark a little bit of frustration and anxiousness at the club as pre-season is upon us and they’ve yet to really make significant steps to bolster the squad to a point where it can compete on various fronts this coming campaign.
However, there is no panic within the club, as they remain calm and confident that things will fall into place over the next month or so.
“Jurgen is happy with how our transfer business is being conducted,” said a high-level Anfield insider, as per the Mirror.
“This summer was always going to be about quality rather than quality and the manager understands that landing the kind of players he wants was always going to be about being patient.
“There is no sense of worry or panic.”
It’s certainly a sensible approach from Klopp and Liverpool as they can’t afford to make mistakes in the transfer market this summer, and will be desperate to land players that can take the club forward. Salah certainly does that as he fits in perfectly with Klopp and his style of play, but it remains to be seen who else joins him as the wait goes on for more big-name arrivals at Anfield.