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  • David Tyrer

Sky Sports' Nick Wright: Chemistry as important as new signings for Liverpool

It's our first friendly of the new pre-season tomorrow evening, and Liverpool are still yet to make any real moves in the transfer market.

Apart from signing 17-year old Dutch sensation, Sepp van den Berg, the Reds are only being linked with players right now.

The most likely signing at this point in time is Fulham's 16-year old star forward Harvey Elliott. Predictably, and somewhat understandably, many fans are not too pleased.

But according to Sky Sports News' Nick Wright, chemistry will be just as important this summer as new signings for the Reds.

He said today: "Liverpool fans could be forgiven for feeling envious of their Premier League rivals in this summer’s transfer window.

"Manchester City and Tottenham have completed club-record signings. Manchester United are also spending heavily.

"Even Chelsea have been busy, exploiting a loophole in their transfer ban to complete the £40m signing of Mateo Kovacic from Real Madrid.

"The inactivity is a source of frustration to some.

"Liverpool were outstanding last season, winning the Champions League and achieving a record Premier League points haul, but their success owed a lot to the transfer business that preceded it. Alisson Becker and Virgin van Dijk transformed the defence.

"Fabinho, Naby Keita and Xherdan Shaqiri boosted the midfield.

"The temptation is to believe that further improvement requires further spending, but the circumstances are different this year.

"Firstly, while there is room for greater depth in certain areas, there are few weaknesses in Liverpool’s starting line-up.

"Previously problematic positions have already been filled. There are only two players in the squad over the age of 30.

"Just as significant, however, is the importance of chemistry in this Liverpool side. Alisson described their team spirit as their “biggest strength” last season and it’s a view Klopp subscribes to."

No doubt, that will probably just anger many fans even further, but even without new signings, it's hard to argue that we're not in the one of the strongest positions we've been in.

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