Liverpool fans lash out after report suggests little transfer activity this summer


A number of Liverpool fans have been left unimpressed by reports that the club will seek to keep spending to a minimum in the summer transfer market.

David Maddock wrote in The Mirror that the need to restrict the transfer budget due to a loss of income from the coronavirus pandemic stopping football will force the Premier League leaders to limit their planned spending considerably. Consequently, they would likely begin next season with largely the same squad, possibly shorn of fringe players to be sold and players whose contracts expire in the summer. A link to the report was shared by @LFCTransferRoom on Twitter.

According to Maddock, prospective transfer bids for Timo Werner and Houssem Aouar, valued at £50m and £40m respectively by their current clubs, would need to be put on hold or abandoned completely as Premier League clubs rein in their planned spending in light of expected market deflation. [via The Mirror]

That would mean another quiet year in the transfer market for Liverpool, who according to TransferMarkt have spent less than £10m to bring in just four players, none of whom are first team regulars, over the past 12 months.

These Reds fans on Twitter fear another quiet summer transfer-wise, with some directing their ire at the club’s owners FSG:

Liverpool fans, do you think the Reds would regret spending little or nothing in the transfer market this summer or is such an approach understandable amid changing market conditions? Have your say by commenting below!

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