Jamie Carragher ‘expects’ a big summer window from Liverpool, with one potential major signing, after a calm January which while frustrating for fans, he thinks was a positive.
Given Liverpool were ninth in the Premier League by the end of the January window, fans might have expected some late moves. However, the Reds were finished in terms of January recruitment on the first day.
Indeed, Cody Gakpo’s permanent move from PSV Eindhoven was the only piece of business Liverpool completed.
While that might not seem enough recruitment, former Reds defender Carragher feels how the club went about their business was positive.
“In terms of transfers, I can understand the frustrations of Liverpool fans when they see other clubs spending left, right and centre, and because Liverpool are not bringing someone in, it almost looks like they have given up on that fight for the top four,” he told Sky Sports.
“But what I would never want my club to be, which is what they were when I was a player, is a little bit scattergun, panicking at different times, whereas Liverpool over the last four or five years have been a model that other clubs around Europe have wanted to follow.”
Indeed, despite poor form of late, it seems Carragher feels the right players just weren’t available, other than Gakpo. If they were, it’s clear he thinks more would have been done.
“And what they do not do is panic in the transfer market, and I think Jurgen Klopp has shown that before when he has had really successful buys that he has brought in, like Virgil van Dijk, who he waited for before bringing in,” he added.
“If Liverpool are not bringing players in now because they have not got the money, or the player is not there that Klopp wants, that is a completely different argument that we do not know, we are not privy to that information.”
However, after a calm January window, the former Red feels a big summer is in store, where they will add the right players to fit the side, including a potential massive Jude Bellingham move.
“I am convinced Liverpool will have a big summer, I am sure a lot of fans want them to have a big January, but I would not want Liverpool to go back to what they used to do when I was playing where you would be buying players and hoping that it would work,” he said.
“It is obvious they have been working on the Jude Bellingham transfer for a long time. They [Dortmund] were not going to sell him last summer, so maybe they thought let’s wait till this summer, and this midfield can get us through.”
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