Former Liverpool striker Michael Owen doesn’t believe manager Jurgen Klopp will be looking to make major changes to his squad at the end of the season.
The summer transfer window opens on July 27th but when asked if there will be major activity in terms of incomings and outgoings, Owen says the only position that could be looked is at left-back:
“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 Minamino, like Shaqiri, players like that where they can use the badge because everyone wants to join them.”
“But 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.”
The financial impact of the global health crisis is said to have had major ramifications for Liverpool’s transfer budget so while Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United are all going to spend, the Reds are expected to keep their powder dry.
That will frustrate many fans who want to see their team bring in reinforcements from a position of strength but, as Owen says, there are only certain players who could improve such a formidable squad.
If an opportunity arises which is too good to turn down, we may see some movement, but supporters should be expecting a quiet summer.