Big money spent, but no star arrivals
The most exciting arrival at Anfield this summer has been that of Lazar Markovic from Benfica – and that’s before Mario Balotelli arrives from AC Milan.
The club have thus far hit the £20 million mark three times, but have yet to bring in an established world-class player. Markovic may develop into one in time, but the youngster has very little experience at the top of European football, having served only one season in Portugal. The Premier League is obviously a major step up.
In comparison to Tottenham last summer, Liverpool have thus far fair to get pulses racing. This time last year, Spurs had brought in Erik Lamela and Christian Eriksen, who held very high reputations from their time with Roma and Ajax. In addition, an experienced striker was signed in Roberto Soldado. Of course, that was all before it went pear shaped.
But the point is Liverpool’s signings haven’t been as impressive as they could have been, despite the large outlay.