Pundit explains why Liverpool have struggled in summer transfer market

Sky Sports pundit Chris Kamara explains why Liverpool have struggled in the transfer market

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp Photo: The Sport Review

Chris Kamara believes Liverpool have struggled in the summer transfer market due to the incredible fees being spent on players.

The Reds have made three signings in the summer transfer window so far but have been unable to land either of their top summer targets.

Liverpool brought in Mohamed Salah in a £39m deal from Serie A giants AS Roma earlier this month to bolster his attacking options.

The Merseyside outfit have also added England Under-20 international Dominic Solanke in a free transfer from Premier League champions Chelsea.

The 18-time English champions signed Scottish left-back Andy Robertson in an £8m deal from relegated Hull City.

However, Jurgen Klopp has been left frustrated in pursuit of Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk and RB Leipzig midfielder Naby Keita.

Neither Southampton nor RB Leipzig have budged on their valuation of the Netherlands and Guinea internationals.

Sky Sports pundit Kamara explained why Liverpool have struggled to get some big-money deals over the line.

“As far as Jurgen Klopp’s concerned, he’s probably targeting players and not been able to bring in the players he wanted,” Kamara said.

“Or the price of them is more than he expected to pay.

“The Van Dijk issue earlier on in the window was strange because it looked like he was on his way and then it didn’t happen.

“It might still happen and I’m sure he has targets, but he’s been quiet so far.”

Liverpool finished in fourth place in the Premier League table last season to secure a return to the Champions League.

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