Jamie Carragher makes prediction about Liverpool summer transfers
Jamie Carragher is tipping Liverpool to spend big in the forthcoming summer transfer window
Jamie Carragher is tipping Liverpool to spend big in the summer transfer window as Jurgen Klopp looks to continue his progress at the Anfield club.
The German manager is coming to the end of his first full season in charge on Merseyside and will be hoping to see his side secure a top-four finish in the Premier League with victory over Middlesbrough at Anfield on Sunday afternoon in their final game of the season.
Attentions will then inevitably turn towards the summer transfer window and the players Klopp could be set to bring in to strengthen his squad ahead of next season.
Liverpool were one of the busiest Premier League clubs last summer as they brought in seven new players ahead of this season.
And former Liverpool star Carragher believes that the Reds can ill afford to stand still, with their rivals all poised to bolster their squads in the summer transfer window.
Writing in his column for the Daily Mail, Carragher said: “A big summer beckons.
“Liverpool have been through several periods of change, with significant numbers coming and going, but if they retain the place in the top four they have held since last September, it has to be the point where they capitalise. They have to go for it.
“Both the Manchester clubs are going to spend another £150m-plus to improve on their efforts of the past 12 months, while Chelsea and Spurs, who are both a level above Liverpool at present, will not stand still.
“Klopp’s idea at the beginning of the campaign was to go with a small squad because of the lack of games and it explains why he ended last summer’s window with a positive net spend. It was a risk – so was not signing anyone in January – but it looks like it may just pay off.
“Part of the reason is the fact that three of his four big signings integrated quickly. Sadio Mane was superb before injury intervened, while Gini Wijnaldum and Joel Matip have both been very good. Loris Karius, the goalkeeper, is the only one with questions to answer but he has time on his side.
“For the progress of the last 12 months to continue at the pace Klopp wants, another window like that is required – where his preferred targets come in and make a difference – but to get the players who will do that, they need to be in the top four. Once again, you see what is riding on the final day.”
Liverpool finished eighth and without a trophy last season.