Mark Lawrenson makes exciting prediction about Liverpool FC in transfer market

The Liverpool FC legend believes the Reds have significant transfer funds to spend in the summer transfer window

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp Photo: New Balance

Mark Lawrenson believes Liverpool FC are “cash rich” heading in the 2018 summer transfer window.

The Reds finished in fourth place in the Premier League table and to ensure their continued participation in the Champions League.

Liverpool FC reached the European Cup final following an impressive run that saw FC Porto, Manchester City and AS Roma in the Champions League knockout stage.

The 18-time English champions spent a world record fee on Netherlands international Virgil van Dijk in the January transfer window after the Dutch centre-half completed a £75m move from Southampton.

Liverpool FC are set to welcome Guinea international Naby Keita to Anfield in July after the Reds reached a £48m agreement to sign the versatile midfielder from RB Leipzig last summer.

The Merseyside outfit will be hoping to challenge defending champions Manchester City for the Premier League title next season.

Former Liverpool FC defender Lawrenson made an exciting prediction about the Reds under Klopp heading into the summer transfer window.

“When you look at the business side of the club as well, they’re cash rich at the moment,” Lawrenson told Paddy Power.

“They were well-placed before the Coutinho money came in, but that has helped.

“And they’ve been spending the money wisely too.

“People will say the fee for Van Dijk is a lot of money, but is it really that much these days? The money Liverpool will make from the Champions League this season – I’ve seen figures of £70m being mentioned – you wonder whether it is or not, especially as Van Dijk’s been a big part of this run.

“If someone comes in for one of their players with a huge offer they won’t want the player to go, but if he does, the owners will give money to the manager and say “keep doing what you’re doing”, because he’s going out and buying players and making them better.”

Liverpool FC have never won the Premier League title but finished in second place in 2002, 2009 and 2014.

The Reds appointed Klopp as their Brendan Rodgers’ replacement in October 2015 after the German head coach’s successful spell at Borussia Dortmund.

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