CBS reporter Ben Jacobs has provided an update on the potential of further business from Liverpool during the summer transfer window.
The lowdown: Liverpool’s signings so far
As things stand, the Reds have completed deals to bring Darwin Nunez, Calvin Ramsay and Fabio Carvalho to Anfield, whilst Takumi Minamino, Divock Origi and Sadio Mane have all been big-name departures.
Despite continuing speculation surrounding a potential move for a new midfielder, in particular Borussia Dortmund superstar Jude Bellingham, noises coming out of the red half of Merseyside have recently played down the prospect of further incomings before the 2022/23 campaign.
One informed source has now delivered his verdict on whether or not Jurgen Klopp will further reinforce the Anfield ranks…
The latest: ‘Sources at Liverpool…’
Speaking to GiveMeSport, Jacobs has cited ‘sources’ at Liverpool as being content with the club’s summer’s transfer business up to now, albeit adding that another signings cannot be ruled out entirely.
He said: “There’s a fair amount of sources at Liverpool that are quite happy if this is just their window. So, that’s not to say that they’ll definitively say the door is shut on any players, but it is to say that they don’t need anybody else.”
The verdict: Money in the bank
Despite some hefty expenditures, Liverpool have currently only spent a net amount of £26.81m during the current transfer window, although the £37m January signing of Luis Diaz from FC Porto and the lucrative new contract for Mohamed Salah need to be factored into the summer spending scope.
However, with fringe players such as Ben Woodburn, Sheyi Ojo, Loris Karius and a plethora of youngsters all leaving the club either on loan or permanently, the wage bill at Anfield appears to have been granted a nice top-up and therefore should leave room for another potential addition.
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Given the impressive record-breaking turnover in recent months and the double cup success of the 2021/22 campaign, FSG should be willing to sanction further arrivals if they are deemed necessary by Julian Ward and indeed Klopp.
With a somewhat ageing midfield and injuries to the likes of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Naby Keita previously proving to be a major hindrance, there is certainly scope for at least one addition in the middle of the park; and should a genuine midfield target become available, then the club must remain open to acting swiftly.
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