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Liverpool fans aren't impressed with the committee.

Liverpool fans are furious with the club's transfer committee

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The summer transfer window hasn’t even opened yet but Liverpool fans are already furious with the club’s transfer committee.

The Reds have completed the signings of Loris Karius and Joel Matip ahead of the opening of the window - two decent acquisitions.

Karius is a 23-year-old goalkeeper who arrives at Anfield with a growing reputation having been voted the second best goalkeeper in the Bundesliga last season, while Matip has joined on a free transfer and the centre-back looks to be an excellent signing.

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But it’s not the two confirmed signings the club have made that has annoyed fans, it’s the players they have been linked with.

Liverpool saw a £7 million bid for Leicester’s Ben Chilwell rejected with the Foxes reluctant to do business for anything less than £10 million. The left-back only made three appearances for the champions last season and many fans have questioned why the club are so keen to secure his services.

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But it’s not just the pursuit of Chilwell that has angered supporters. The Merseysiders have been linked with a big-money move for Sadio Mane while fans weren’t impressed with the display of Piotr Zielinski for Poland who has been touted as a major target - not to mention the rumours linking them with Andros Townsend.

After being linked with these players, Liverpool fans on Twitter have suffered something of a meltdown this afternoon as they fear the transfer committee hasn’t learned from their previous mistakes. Check out some of the best tweets:

The transfer committee consisting of director of scouting Dave Fallows, chief scout Barry Hunter and director of technical performance Michael Edwards have come in for fierce criticism in the past for their failed signings.

However, when Jurgen Klopp arrived last October assured fans that there was nothing unusual with Liverpool’s transfer committee and he would have final say on all signings.

“I said on the first day when I came here it’s like I used to work," he said.

“Sometimes my staff or myself have an idea about a player we know or we heard about and then we collect some information together and it’s not my job then to cut videos or things like this.

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“Then there are players our scouts bring in and say we have seen this player, we have heard about him, we have watched him for a long time. We speak about this.

“But in the end it’s like I said at the first meeting and the first press conference, if I don’t want the player to come in here in he will not come.

“And if the player I want doesn’t fit our budget then he will not come too."

Someone needs to tell some of the Liverpool fans, though, who seems hellbent on blaming the transfer committee for the club being linked to some underwhelming players.

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