Liverpool spent a lot of money over the summer, recruiting players in positions that they were desperately short in.
While they spent £170m to compete with Premier League rivals Man City, they are also doing other business to outdo their competitors. This has been shown by The Sun, who have reported that The Reds have recently upgraded and improved the contracts of defenders Joe Gomez and Trent Alexander-Arnold.
Alexander-Arnold has seen his contract improved from £40k a week to £60k a week, whilst 21-year-old Gomez is now earning £50k a week at Anfield.
The pair have featured extensively throughout the season under manager Jürgen Klopp, both earning call ups to Gareth Southgate’s England squad.
This is a very wise move by Liverpool, knowing that success doesn’t simply come from spending a load of money on transfers. Focussing on youth and emerging players is a way of creating a dominant squad that can last for a very long time. It is a brilliant investment, and sometimes more so than splashing cash left right and centre.
Of course, Liverpool have also spent a lot of money over the summer as well, but it is the balance between the two that could create a very successful club. There are certainly young players emerging at every club, but the trust that Klopp has put in his young defenders will feel them with confidence, and their new contracts will only help matters.
This is just another sign that Liverpool are moving in the right direction. The club have a long history of producing high quality players that become club legends, but it’s all about managing when they are young that counts.