LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, May 18, 2024: Liverpool's Jarell Quansah celebrates after scoring the second goal during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Wolverhampton Wanderers FC at Anfield. (Photo by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool are 1 of 5 Premier League clubs with no summer transfers so far

If the transfer window was a movie, it would be only a tumbleweed rolling across the screen for Liverpool having yet to splash any cash on new signings.

Despite the needs of this Reds squad, the club have made no movement in the transfer window – unless you count Newcastle‘s approach to offload Anthony Gordon for a fee and a player.

The transfer window does not close until August 30, so there is plenty of time for Liverpool to act, but, understandably, questions are being raised about the inactivity.

In the Premier League, Liverpool are one of five teams who have made no summer signings to date, joined by Arsenal, Fulham, Man City and Man United.

The Gunners have been included in this list despite finalising their permanent transfer of David Raya from Brentford for £27 million as he is not a new addition to their squad.

KIRKBY, ENGLAND - Friday, July 5, 2024: Liverpool's new head coach Arne Slott (L) and Sporting Director Richard Hughes are presented at a photo call at the club's AXA Training Centre. (Photo by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

The record signing to date was between Aston Villa and Chelsea, with the former signing the Blues’ left-back Ian Maatsen for £37.5 million – an eyebrow-raising fee when it comes to PSR rules.

Villa have been busy, signing five players so far ahead of their first season dining at the top table of European football since 1982/83, with Ross Barkley, Cameron Archer and Maatsen among their transfers.

Despite spending over £1 billion since 2022, Chelsea have already signed a further five players for new manager Enzo Maresca.

Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall, Tosin, Marc Guiu, Omari Kellyman and Estevao Willian have all put pen to paper and more are, unbelievably, expected to follow.

Question is, when will Liverpool join them in splashing the cash?


What has been said?

The club’s new sporting director joined Arne Slot for his first press conference on Friday and was asked about the transfer window, to which he hinted at another quiet month.

Richard Hughes nodded to the ongoing international tournaments for how quiet the summer window has been so far, not just for Liverpool, and he expects things to pick up in August:

“Naturally when there are major competitions during the summer, World Cup or a European Championship, in this case, it’s a Copa America and the Olympics as well, there’s a lot of football being played.

“Naturally, the attention is going to be there. I think after the [transfer] flurry there was in June, it will calm down a little bit now for the month of July.

“And then like always, when August starts and coaches have had more time to work with players, I think then the opinions will be more set at football clubs.

“And you may see a situation in August, like in previous seasons, there’s a little bit of a hurry to get things done and make sure everyone’s squads are in order.

“I don’t think this [summer] will be any different. Who knows what will transpire economically, it’s hard to say and speak for other clubs.

“But I’d say a quiet July and crescendo in August would probably be the way to sum it up.


“With the window open, we will always be opportunistic if we can. If we can improve as we go, we will look to do that.”