Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is calm about their lack of transfer business so far.
While Merseyside rivals Everton have spent almost £100million so far the Reds boss has signed Roma winger Mohamed Salah for £36.9m and brought in England Under-20 World Cup-winner Dominic Solanke after his contract expired with Chelsea.
The likes of both Manchester clubs and Arsenal have all made big-money signings but Klopp is confident in their approach.
“If any fans think, ‘What are the other teams doing and why are we not doing anything’, I can’t help. Sorry,” he said after a 4-0 victory over Tranmere in their first pre-season friendly.
“We cannot buy players because other teams buy players. We do our business as good as we can do it and we are convinced about the way we are going.
“Nervous fans? Sorry, I don’t have to write a message for this. I am not nervous – maybe that is the message.”
Klopp is chasing a centre-back and a left-back and former Reds midfielder Danny Murphy is hopeful the club can resurrect a deal for Southampton’s Virgil van Dijk.
“My understanding is that they are trying desperately hard to improve the squad and they are willing to put quite a few pounds behind that,” Murphy told Sky Sports News HQ.
“I hope they get Van Dijk. I hope that happens because I think defensively is where they need to get better. They need a left-back of course.
“But you know, he is not a stupid man Klopp. He has seen now everything that he has got and what he needs.
“You can’t rush these things. You know as well as I know there are domino effects with transfers. It will start.