Liverpool’s transfer limitations mean that Brendan Rodgers might struggle to get all the signings he wants in the summer. With the club’s owners, Fenway Sports Group, owning the Boston Red Sox too, the Reds don’t have the financial advantage that their rivals in the top four have, and will have to be clever when attempting to strengthen their squad this summer.
But while the Reds may not have much money, their academy is working wonders. Raheem Sterling and Andre Wisdom made over double figures in Premier League appearances this season, after coming through Liverpool’s youth system. And with Jonjo Shelvey and Jay Spearing featuring for the Reds over recent years, maybe the answer to Brendan Rodgers’ problems is waiting in the academy.