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Liverpool's quiet transfer window may prove to be calm before the storm

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The Argentinian had tired of the mismanagement at Barcelona, and in Manchester City, he had a seemingly viable exit route from the Nou Camp.

Lionel Messi leaving Barcelona was once considered unthinkable, but it almost became a reality this summer.

As players of Football Manager will tell you, the fact the club could entertain a deal for Messi indicates a sizeable budget is available, so why are they not investing it elsewhere?

Chelsea are something of a unique beast in this context because they didn’t sign players last summer, meaning they were always likely to be busy now.

Instead, fans should view the 2020 summer window as if it were the planning stages for next summer.

One of Jurgen Klopp’s early principles involved affording opportunities to young players.

While at first Chelsea’s transfer ban appeared to be a great restriction, it also facilitated the emergence of several promising young players.
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