Former Liverpool chief executive Christian Purslow does not expect the club’s owners to bankroll a significant spell of summer transfer window spending with their own cash, and believes Fenway Sports Group will continue only spend money the club earns.
Liverpool are set for a sizeable windfall this year with their qualification for next season’s Champions League all but confirmed, while there could also be another hefty wedge of prize money were they to end this campaign at the summit of the Premier League.
FSG have backed Brendan Rodgers in the transfer market since his appointment as manager in the summer of 2012, but the Americans have been shrewd movers rather than excessive spenders like some of their closest rivals.
Purslow, who was on the Liverpool board while FSG worked on their takeover of the Anfield club, does not see this approach being abandoned just because the club will return to Europe’s top table, but expects much of the cash to be made from the Champions League to spent on recruitment.
“I think the new Liverpool owners are absolutely committed to spending what they earn on the pitch,” he told talkSPORT.
“Liverpool will earn maybe £30m more next year because they’re in the Champions League. This will contribute to strengthening the squad next year. No question about it.
“Will they go beyond that with their own money? I somewhat doubt it.”