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Jamie Carragher not concerned by Liverpool’s quiet transfer window despite rivals spending big


The Reds legend has no concerns over Liverpool’s lack of summer signings (Pictures: Getty)

Jamie Carragher insists he is not concerned by Liverpool’s lack of summer signings during the transfer window despite their rivals making a host of big-money additions.

Liverpool have made just the one signing this summer with the addition of central defender Ibrahima Konate from German club RB Leipzig. 

Elsewhere, Cristiano Ronaldo has rejoined Manchester United, Chelsea have added club-record signing Romelu Lukaku from Inter Milan and Manchester City have signed Jack Grealish in a British record deal. 

But despite their quiet window, Carragher has supported the club’s transfer policy.

‘I’m not worried about it, Liverpool’s owners don’t have the same level of income as Manchester City and Manchester United do. Liverpool have had a model since FSG have come in and it’s worked spectacularly,’ he told Sky Sports.

‘They’re seen as one of the best operators in the transfer market and what Liverpool don’t do is make stupid decisions and do silly things in the transfer market that maybe they did when I was a player. 

Liverpool have added defender Ibrahima Konate this summer (Picture: Getty)

‘Everyone was screaming at Liverpool that they had to do something at centre back in January but the one they wanted wasn’t there. 

‘When the one they wanted became available they got him. When you see what Chelsea are doing bringing in Lukaku, it’s a fantastic signing, but Liverpool wouldn’t pay that money for a 28-year-old striker, they wouldn’t have gone in for Harry Kane, they wouldn’t have brought a Ronaldo type at 36, they don’t do that.’

Key players Virgil Van Dijk, Alisson Becker, Andy Robertson and Jordan Henderson have all signed new contracts this summer, while former midfielder Gini Wijnaldum left the club on a free transfer to join French giants Paris Saint-Germain. 

This year the revenue will be going on new contracts and maybe next season will be spent in the transfer market,’ Carragher added.

Liverpool have started the Premier League season with two wins against Norwich, Burnley and a hard fought draw against Chelsea. They return to league action after the international break away to Leeds on September 12th. 


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