Summer Transfer Window Dates Announced

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Article written by Simon Pearce

It was announced yesterday that the 2020 summer transfer window will open Monday July 27th, and close on Monday October 5th for international transfers, with an extra two weeks for domestic transfers only between the Premier League and the English Football League. This domestic window closes Friday October 16th.

Even before we knew when the window was going to open, we’ve already been linked with Timo Werner. Thiago Alcantara and not quite as sensibly with Kai Havertz and Jadon Sancho. There’s also been mutterings of who will be leaving, with Dejan Lovren and Xherdan Shaqiri the favourites for the exit door.

Jurgen Klopp said in  his press conference this week that he’s not sure how much money he will have, if indeed any at all, and he needs to sit down with FSG and Michael Edwards to discuss our plans for this window.

Now, bear in mind, we don’t have a bottomless pit like some of our competitors. With Manchester City having their European ban overturned, expect them to spend big. Chelsea have already started with Timo Werner and, Hachim Ziyech. Carlo Ancelotti will be looking to rebuild the Toffees so expect them to do some big business. And if Newcastle’s takeover goes through, look for them to do the same. And then there’s Tottenham Hotspur, who only recently took out £140 million loan. Expect them to spend some of that on Jose’s wish list.



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Liverpool, however, don’t work like that. I mean, we could, but we don’t. FSG have got us running at a profit, and want to keep it that way. So rather than splashing out recklessly, they will be looking more sensibly at the impact the global pandemic has had on our finances, and on football as a whole.

How much TV money have we had to return, how much match day revenue have we lost so far, and how much more are we likely to lose next season. Advertising comes I to this as well. There will be a huge reduction there. All of this is where our transfer kitty builds up from. No TV money, no match day revenue, no transfer funds.

So whilst we may have some funds, which will possibly be boosted by any outgoing sales that may happen, don’t expect us to spend big on a Koulibaly or similar elite player. We may bring in cheap cover for certain positions, but expect the core of the squad, the main 15 or 16 players to remain the same.

Silly season. If nothing else, it’ll be fun!

Let us know you (realistically) would like to see come in the door this summer

Article written by Simon Pearce

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