Reliable journalist: Klopp to go on ‘biggest spending spree in club’s history’, names top two Liverpool targets

Liverpool Echo reporter James Pearce has revealed Jurgen Klopp is set to go on the “biggest spending spree” in the Reds’ history.

Despite a season of mixed results – which has seen them beat Tottenham, Man City, Arsenal and Chelsea, but lose to Bournemouth, Crystal Palace and Hull – Liverpool sit third and in command of their own top-four destiny.

Last time out, however, Klopp’s Reds drew 0-0 with Southampton, which highlights the need for investment in the squad.

The club have been linked with a host of players recently, as they look to improve all areas of their squad.

During a live question and answer session on Liverpool’s sub-reddit Pearce revealed he believes Liverpool will spend between £120million and £130million this summer as they look to overhaul their squad.

Pearce wrote on the Liverpool thread: “There’s certainly a realisation from FSG that the squad needs strengthening with established talent.

“I’d expect it to be the biggest spending spree in the club’s history. How much? My guess would be around £120million/£130million but that figure would include sales.”

Pearce also revealed that the Reds’ top two transfer targets are Virgil van Dijk and Naby Keita.

He also stated that although Origi has a lot of potential, he feels the side need a top-class striker if they are to challenge for the title next campaign.

Pearce has been the Echo’s Chief Liverpool reporter for the last six years.