Are Liverpool’s owners too risk averse in the transfer market?

Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool
Jurgen Klopp watches Roberto Firmino warm up ahead of Liverpool's game against Manchester United (Image credit: Getty Images)

“Let me say it like this; from time to time I would be ready to risk a bit more” – the words of Jurgen Klopp when discussing Liverpool’s transfer policy two days before the transfer deadline.

Liverpool are, publicly even, still on the hunt for a late signing – something the Merseysiders have rarely done in recent years, with their transfer business typically being done efficiently and early. This summer marks a change in approach after a change in circumstances.

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Matt Ladson is the co-founder and editor of This Is Anfield, the independent Liverpool news and comment website, and covers all areas of the Reds for FourFourTwo – including transfer analysis, interviews, title wins and European trophies. As well as writing about Liverpool for FourFourTwo he also contributes to other titles including Yahoo and Bleacher Report. He is a lifelong fan of the Reds.