Liverpool latest news: FSG 'a source of ridicule' at Anfield

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Liverpool.com journalist Emmet Gates has suggested that Liverpool fans are losing respect for the club's owners, FSG, after the Reds' quiet summer transfer window.

FSG have now been in charge of the purse strings at Anfield for over 11 years, but it seems that the fanbase may be losing faith in them.

What happened in the most recent transfer window at Liverpool?

Given that Liverpool finished 17 points adrift of champions Manchester City last term, many observers will have expected the club to refresh their squad over their summer.

However, Jurgen Klopp only added one senior player to his side, bringing in Ibrahima Konate from RB Leipzig for £36m.

That transfer was confirmed early on in the window, but Liverpool failed to do any more business in terms of incomings. 

Meanwhile, the club lost the experienced duo of Georginio Wijnaldum and Xherdan Shaqiri, with the former joining PSG and Shaqiri moving to Lyon.

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What has Gates said about FSG?

Gates has admitted that FSG are often reluctant to spend big money nowadays, and has hinted that this has not gone down well with supporters.

Speaking to GIVEMESPORT, he said: “FSG run a very tight ship. They’re a self-sufficient machine, and they don’t spend money that they don’t have coming in. I think this has been a source of ridicule from Liverpool fans who wanted FSG to spend in the summer.”

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Do Liverpool need to start spending more money to keep pace with Man City and Chelsea?

Thus far, Liverpool have not been hurt by their quiet summer, as they are the only unbeaten team in the Premier League. Klopp's men sit just three points behind Chelsea, and look set to mount a title challenge over the coming months.

However, there is an argument that Liverpool's squad depth is inferior to the likes of Manchester City and Chelsea, and this could be tested when Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane leave for the Africa Cup of Nations, which take place in January and February.

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At that point, the Reds may struggle to keep pace with their title rivals, and this could ultimately cost them their second league triumph in the last three seasons.

If their squad depth does let them down, this could be a clear sign to FSG that money needs to be spent next summer, or Liverpool run the risk of being cut adrift by the other top teams in the country. 

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