Amidst the top-four anxiety, James Pearce of Liverpool Echo has revealed that the club is expected to spend a record transfer amount this summer.
In a Q&A with Liverpool fans, Pearce was asked about the amount Liverpool would be looking to spend on signing new players this summer, to which he replied: “I’d expect it to be the biggest spending spree in the club’s history. How much? My guess would be around £120million/£130million but that figure would include sales.”
While £130m is a decent figure, it is considerably lower than the recently rumoured amount of £200m. Among the Premier League’s top 6, Liverpool squad is currently the weakest in terms of strength and Jurgen Klopp will need a huge amount of money this summer to change this.
It was reported earlier this week that Liverpool are considering to switch their attention from Julian Brandt of Bayer Leverkusen to former Chelsea winger Mohamed Salah.
When asked if Liverpool’s rumoured interest in the diminutive attacker is genuine, Pearce replied: “He’s one option currently under consideration, he’s been on the club’s radar since they tried and failed to sign him in 2014, when he went to Chelsea instead.”
Liverpool’s interest in Salah is not new as in 2014 the player rejected an offer from the Reds in favour of joining Chelsea. Eventually, the move didn’t work out and Salah was sent out on loan to Fiorentina and then to Roma before making the transfer to Giallorossi permanent last summer.
While Salah had a tough time during his short stint with Chelsea, the 24-year-old has done remarkably well for Roma, scoring 27 goals in 62 Serie A appearances.
There is a good possibility that the Reds could miss out on another target Julian Brandt as the German wants a starting place guarantee to improve his chances for next year’s World Cup. Oxlade-Chamberlain is also being heavily linked with the Reds but the England midfielder is likely to sign a new deal with Arsenal.
Salah is currently valued at around €30m and it would be very difficult for Liverpool to sign the Egyptian who has been a key player for Roma this season.
The next ten days are going to be very tense for us Liverpool supporters as the race for the top-four is destined to be extremely tight to the very end.
While our Champions League fate is still in our own hands, we cannot risk dropping any more points now with just two games remaining.
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