Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher explained on Drivetime for talkSPORT why he feels his old club have been able to get a lot of their transfer business done early.
Liverpool have been one of the biggest moves in the transfer market so far, signing James Milner, Danny Ings and Roberto Firmino before the transfer window has even officially opened (opens this Wednesday).
Carragher has suggested that the main reason the club have been able to get so much done, is because they have been working on deals for extended periods of time where they haven’t been under pressure.
“It’s just getting those deals done quickly because they were set in stone and done a few months ago I think,” he told talkSPORT.
“I think when you’re paying big money it takes a lot longer because there’s a lot more to it – It’s pretty straight forward and I expect Liverpool will spend a few more quid before the start of the season.”
Good early business
Regardless of the circumstances surrounding how Liverpool have gone about their transfer business so far, they have made some good signings.
Milner covers a number of midfield options, Danny Ings is a good basic striker to come into the squad and Firmino has the potential to excel in behind a main striker or he can offer something different up front himself.
They all offer something different to the squad as it stands and hopefully the club will add more positive additions.
Is the spending finished?
The Guardian has reported that Liverpool’s deal for Firmino is worth £29 million.
It’s a massive statement for Liverpool to make and it will be interesting to see if they spend further over the next few weeks.
Liverpool are a club with good resources and Rodgers could be further backed in the market if he’s given some of the massive fee the Reds will likely get if they sell Raheem Sterling.