Jamie Carragher makes Liverpool transfer prediction, awaits next signing
Jamie Carragher has urged Liverpool fans to trust the club’s transfer model and believes the Reds will at least make one more signing this summer.
Ibrahima Konate has joined RB Leipzig in a £ 36million deal but remains Liverpool’s only signing of the summer so far with the window due to close in three weeks.
Reds boss Jurgen Klopp caused a stir on Wednesday when he confirmed his side needed pruning before any new signings were made, amid Manchester City and United spending £ 100million ahead of the new season and Chelsea bringing Romelu Lukaku back to Stamford Bridge.
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By comparison, Manchester City and neighbors United have both spent at least £ 100million while Chelsea are set to spend almost the same amount on Romelu Lukaku.
Liverpool legend Carragher agrees with Klopp but believes the club will always strengthen the squad and told ECHO: “I think something is going to happen.
“I’m not sure it will be exactly what people want in terms of an attacking player AND a midfielder, but it will be one of them.
“We have to remember where the club is financially because of the pandemic, and they have awarded many new contracts as well, which will be a huge expense.
“I would expect another to come. But there is no doubt that Liverpool have a large group of players that needs to be downsized.
“Am I surprised there haven’t been more arrivals?” I think we are now at the stage where we trust Liverpool to work under FSG, Michael Edwards and Jurgen Klopp. “
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Xherdan Shaqiri exit will not be Michael Edwards’ success, but the truth at Liverpool remains
Liverpool have become masters when it comes to selling their runaway players in recent seasons.
Since Jurgen Klopp was appointed manager of the Reds in October 2015, the German and Michael Edwards have ensured that Liverpool are anything but child’s play in the transfer market.
From the sale of Christian Benteke for £ 32million and the combined £ 21million for Jordon Ibe and Brad Smith in the summer of 2016 to a club record of £ 142million for Philippe Coutinho, Edwards has been repeatedly praised by supporters for his efforts in transferring the club. company.
But you can’t win them all and Liverpool have already discovered it the hard way this summer.
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In previous windows, the Reds were asking £ 18-25million for Marko Grujic and Harry Wilson and refusing to budge on their asking prices despite the refusal of interested clubs to meet their asking prices.
Yet the financial ramifications of the coronavirus pandemic, the need to get players to raise funds and free up space, and their unsuccessful efforts to sell the duo in the past have all helped the pair move forward on. £ 10.5million and £ 12million respectively earlier this summer.
It looks like Liverpool are also set to take a financial hit on Xherdan Shaqiri, the Switzerland international wanting to leave the club in search of regular starting football.
Yes, Shaqiri is 29 years old. Yes, he has had injury issues and has only made 21 Premier League appearances in the past two seasons.
But even with the transfer market being so weak for selling clubs, its value hasn’t dropped much despite being excluded from moves in the past.
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