Graeme Souness has a ‘sneaky feeling’ that Liverpool will still make a move in the transfer market before the window slams shut next month.
The Premier League champions have been quiet so far during the transfer window, only adding Greek left-back Kostas Tsimikas to their ranks as cover for Andy Robertson.
This comes after only signing Takumi Minamino in January and just adding Adrian to the senior squad the previous summer.
The former Liverpool manager and captain feels that this just shows how much faith Jurgen Klopp has in his current first team and in the young players coming through the system at Anfield.
The likes of Curtis Jones, Harvey Elliott and Neco Williams are all expected to play increasingly large roles this season, which Souness believes is encouraging, but the Scot still thinks Klopp will dip back into the transfer market this month.
‘I think Jurgen must feel he’s got players coming through the system to fill the gaps when the current players get injured,’ Souness told Sky Sports.
‘Going back to my time as a player there, Liverpool always bought players when they were on top of the pile.
‘I think in recent history Fabinho and Andy Robertson were both that where they got them into the club, had a good look at what they had to offer, they fitted into the system nicely when they got introduced.
‘So I think that would be a real vote of confidence to the young players at the football club if they don’t buy.
‘But I have a sneaky feeling that they may still have a go at someone.’
Bayern Munich’s Thiago Alcantara remains the most likely option if Liverpool do move for anyone and he will become an even more probably choice if Georginio Wijnaldum is bought by Barcelona.
The Dutchman is a target for new Barca boss Ronald Koeman, who is looking to snap him up for £15m this summer. If he does move on then Liverpool’s hand will be somewhat forced into paying Bayern’s asking price of £30m for Thiago.