According to The Guardian, Jurgen Klopp is going to be given a big transfer kitty in the summer to improve his Liverpool squad.
The broadsheet believes that the German manager wants to bring in Mario Gotze, Piotr Zielinski and Ben Chilwell to improve the side.
In addition to this, other outlets are reporting that the Anfield outfit want to bring in Granit Xhaka and Karim Bellarabi from the Bundesliga.
The 48-year-old manager has the second worst win percentage of any Liverpool boss since the Roy Evans and Gerard Houllier partnership, with only Kop hate figure Roy Hodgson faring worse.
Thus, it’s understandable why he wants to overhaul the squad, but recent history shows that he needs to be wary of this approach.
The Reds seem to struggle to get the best deals in the transfer market when they spend big and have a better time of things when they are more frugal.
For example, the Merseysiders parted with £72.4m this season and that big investment has so far earned them an 11th-placed position.
Furthermore, they spent £117m to finish sixth last season and frittered away the money they received for the talismanic Luis Suarez.
In contrast to this, their best top-flight performance in recent memory came when they didn’t part with a huge amount of money.
Liverpool spent only £45m in the 2013/14 season and finished second, with only a Steven Gerrard slip preventing them from achieving glory.
Furthermore, their net spend for that campaign was only £17m and Brendan Rodgers should know that working with what you’ve got is more beneficial than throwing money at short-term success.
Klopp should take note of this approach, especially given how well it has worked for him in the past.
During his time with Borussia Dortmund, the charismatic boss only really spent heavily in his last two seasons, where he only won the German Super Cup and in that time he guided the club to two Bundesliga titles, a German Cup and a Champions League Final.