Liverpool is expected to remain quiet in the next transfer period, claims Michael Owen. The former Merseyside forward anticipating Jurgen Klopp to try just one major signing this summer.
Liverpool might not need any change in their star-studded starting XI. But this might be beyond the recently proclaimed winners of the Premier League
The Reds could try out new signing in the upcoming summer transfer window. Owen has cautioned that it is rare to get in players who realize they will only be limited to the bench.
With the financial consequences the Liverpool board is expected to see the Merseyside squad expansion is likely to prove troublesome. The recent COVID-19 pandemic has also likely affected the finances of the club.
Michael Owen in conversation with BBC Radio 5 Live:
“I don’t think they will make many, if they make one that will be it in my opinion in terms of sizable ones.
“You can always buy 16 or 17-year-old kids for the future, things like that but in terms of impact on the squad I don’t think there will be many.
“I know people talk about keeping things fresh and keeping things alive but it’s not always the case.
“I know if I was a manager, I don’t think I’d want huge squads, yes, you can get injuries but he seems, Jurgen Klopp, like he’s got the most unbelievable harmony at the moment.
“Where do Liverpool need to strengthen? They might need cover at left-back but where do you go for that?
“You can’t get the world’s best left-back. You could go and get a kid who could be the next best left-back, there could be one in the academy.
“It’s difficult to buy squad players. They’ve tried, they’ve used their name to get players on the cheap like Takumi Minamino, Shaqiri, players like that where they can use the badge because everyone wants to join them.
“It’s very difficult to look at that Liverpool team and say they look weak here and need strengthening.
“So, I don’t think much will happen, I don’t think the squad is old enough to need a turnaround. They are the best team now; it’s about how long they can keep it going.”