Liverpool’s former managing director, Christian Purslow, thinks that it is unlikely the club’s current owners will spend big in the upcoming transfer market, report Talk SPORT.
With Liverpool set to be back in the Champions League next season and with an expected income of £30million from that, Purslow thinks that is all they will be spending.
“I think the new Liverpool owners are absolutely committed to spending what they earn on the pitch.
“Liverpool will earn maybe £30m more next year because they’re in the Champions League.
“This will contribute to strengthening the squad next year. No question about it.
“Will they go beyond that with their own money? I somewhat doubt it,” said Purslow.
On the face of it, it will be hard to imagine that £30million is all FSG will give Rodgers to spend this summer. Yes, FSG were burnt when they gave Kenny Dalglish £100million to spend in the transfer market and there were no real great returns from that money. But if the Reds are to kick on an extra gear from this season and do well in the Champions League then a bit more money must be spent to bring in some quality players.
If you look at the current Liverpool squad and how well we have done this season, there is still room for improvement. We are seriously lacking a quality left back. Yes Jon Flanagan has come in and done a fine job but it would be great to get in a quality, out-and-out left back.
If Glen Johnson does not get offered a new contract then he may be sold, meaning we will need to look at bringing in another decent right back. We have plenty options in central defence and I think it is just a matter of Brendan Rodgers finding the right combination between Agger, Skrtel, Sakho, Toure, Ilori, Wisdom, Coates and Kelly. For me, Skrtel and Sakho should be our starting partnership.
Central midfield is an area we need to also spend big on by bringing in one big name player as he have the likes of Gerrard, Lucas, Henderson and Allen to also fill in.
Our striking department is strong with Sturridge and Suarez but we still another quality striker short if we are to mount a serious title and Champions League run next season. We will be getting Borini back on loan from Sunderland and he could also come in and do a decent support job for SAS.
In the perfect world, it would be great to spend £60million this transfer window and bring in a £20million left back, £20million central midfielder and a £20million striker.