The England transfer window is fast coming to a close and clubs in the EPL have made some fantastic signings.
Chelsea signed Christian Pulisic from Borussia Dortmund over the winter break(a two-year transfer ban has hindered them from making any more), Manchester City acquired Rodri from Atletico Madrid to deputise for Fernandinho, Arsenal just wrapped up a deal to bring Ivorian Nicolas Pepe to the Emirates in a club-record deal while United are getting a deal for Harry Maguire over the line.
A notable exclusion from the list of aforementioned clubs is current Champions League holders and EPL runners-up Liverpool FC.
To their defence, Liverpool has made two signings of note this summer; 17 year-old Sepp van den Berg was bought from PEC Zwolle while 16 year-old Harvey Elliot was snapped up from relegated Fulham in July.
It is quite obvious that both signings were made, not with the aim of playing significant first-team roles in the coming season but are investments for the future.
So what about the first team?. Isn’t there any need for a marquee signing to bolster the squad or one who will deputise in one of the positions.
Liverpool has arguably the best squad in the EPL and probably the whole of Europe. The 2019 European Champions are blessed with quality in every position to the point that any potential signing will have his work cut out for him to get into the first team.
Simon Mignolet is having a torrid time wrestling the No 1 spot off Alisson Becker(the former is rumoured to be on a move to Club Brugge at the time of writing this article). At central defence, Virgil van Dijk has become an impermeable wall for opposition forwards with Joel Matip and Joe Gomez rotating the partnership role beside the Dutchman.
The midfield is well stocked in quality and quantity with Fabinho, Naby Keita, Jordan Henderson, James Milner and Wijnaldum vying for a spot in the three midfield positions whil Adam Lallana and Oxlade-Chamberlain are trying to get a shoe-in.
Mo Salah, Sadio Mane and Firmino are still favorites to lead the attack this season with Divock Origi and Xherdan Shaqiri deputisng. Let’s not forget youngsters Harry Wilson and Rhian Brewster who will be hoping to get run-ins in cup ties.
Liverpool begin the 2019/20 EPL season on Friday when they will play host to newly promoted side Norwich City at Anfield.