FSG still need to answer for their Super League nonsense and with the club yet to add a second signing, the Americans seem unlikely to break from their transfer model.
When principal owner John W. Henry grovelled and begged for Liverpool fans’ forgiveness, supporters thought they might get major transfers as a kind of apology.
I think many of us forgot who we’re dealing with and it’s fair to commend the owners for securing contract extensions for the likes of Virgil van Dijk but marquee signings like the one that brought the Dutchman to the club in the first place simply aren’t in FSG’s plan for the Anfield outfit.
That said, while it’s fair that the owners don’t want to sanction over £100million on signings every summer, the club has failed to spend at important intervals.
For reference, when Liverpool won the Champions League, their only summer signings were Adrian, Andrew Lonergan and Sepp van den Berg while Takumi Minamino arrived in the summer.
To be fair, the Reds went on and won the league so no complaints but in comparison, Chelsea, after winning the same competition, have added Romelu Lukaku for £97.5m.
The expectation from fans is not that Erling Haaland or Kylian Mbappe need to be signed but just that players are signed in key areas.
Wijnaldum, one of the most important players in the Reds’ winning the Champions league in 2019 and the Premier League triumph in 2020, has joined PSG.
Yet, it looks like the club is no closer to replacing him as they were to extending his contract during the final year he was at the club.
I’ll be the first to hold my hands up if Liverpool go on and win silverware without further signings but it just seems like a massive risk when all of our rivals are investing and investing well.
Liverpool have been strongly linked with Saul and the Spaniard is supposedly available for around £42.5m which is a decent fee for a player of his talents.
Both will cost around £42m and so if FSG are going to grant Klopp with a late flurry of transfer activity, it would cost him in the region of £84.5m.