Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is set to receive the largest transfer warchest in the history of the Merseyside club, according to The Times’ Paul Joyce, with Southampton star Virgil van Dijk said to feature top of the list.
The Reds have been fiercely competitive on the pitch when facing the other big teams in the Premier League this season, but when it comes to the transfer market, the Anfield side still struggle to attract big players the way their immediate rivals do.
In an effort to even things up, Fenway Sports Group (FSG) have decided to hand their manager a huge sum when the season comes to a close, although it is unclear how much that is exactly.
There is no definitive figure on the sums being made available, but it is set to be a vast amount, with the penny having dropped that proven players need to be recruited rather than more arrivals with potential.
This hardly suggests that the Reds can’t or haven’t been willing to spend big before. They’re well capable of paying top dollar for their targets – it’s their ability to attract big names that’s the problem.
The likes of Diego Costa, Willian, Alexis Sanchez, Mohamed Salah and Ilkay Gundogan are just a few of the vast number of players who have been targeted but missed out on by the Reds.
It seems like the only signings they’ve made in recent times are either with players that their rivals don’t want or young, unproven talents.