Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher has said the club deserve credit for getting three deals done early in the summer transfer window.
The Reds have completed agreed deals for James Milner, Danny Ings and Adam Bogdan, with all three set to sign on July 1 after their contracts expire at Manchester City, Burnley and Bolton Wanderers respectively.
But Carragher says he appreciates the desire of fans to see bigger names snapped up, posting on Kicca: "The supporters understandably want to see supposed big names & big money spent but the club should be given credit for getting 3 deals done already as there is very little activity regarding transfers from any clubs at this stage. Also if Lfc bring some money in from transfers that could also alter who they go for so it maybe a waiting game for the bigger transfers."
The three signings have received a relatively mooted reaction because, as Carragher suggests, they are not big names and it seems as though Liverpool are operating within certain constraints when it comes to doing their business this summer.
The signing of Milner is considered to be a shrewd one as there was a reluctance from Manchester City to see him to leave the Etihad Stadium - where he has won two Premier League titles - while the capture of Danny Ings, where the Reds have yet to agree a compensation fee with Burnley, is seen to fit into the bracket of another signing with potential who can be nurtured like a lot of the signings from last summer.
Bogdan looks as though he will be cover for Simon Mignolet, rather than a serious challenge for the starting spot in goal, but could get his chance of semi-regular action in the Europa League and the League Cup, as he comes in to take the place vacated by the released Brad Jones.
One can't help but feel there is much more business to be done by Liverpool this summer, as they look to put a very disappointing 2014/15 campaign behind them.