Liverpool owners Fenway Sports Group could sanction as many as five big-money transfers this summer to win over disenfranchised supporters.
That is according to ex-Premier League goalkeeper Paddy Kenny, speaking exclusively to Football Insider after the Liverpool Echo reported that John Henry and company have no intention of selling the club any time soon.
The Echo cites US sources, saying that FSG are unperturbed by recent demonstrations against the regime in the wake of the European Super League plot.
Liverpool were one of six Premier League teams who attempted to join the now-scrapped breakaway competition.
It has been a turbulent season for the Merseysiders both on and off the pitch, with Jurgen Klopp’s side currently 6th in the league table.
Kenny claims that fresh investment can’t come soon enough for Liverpool, whatever FSG’s motives might be.
He told Football Insider correspondent Adam Williams: “It could butter the fans up, absolutely. We all know fans can be fickle.
“But they also need to strengthen just on the basis that they’ve not been good enough. A couple of new signings might be what they need to get back on City’s tail.
“Getting four or five big signings through the door might completely change the mood at the place. We’ll have to see. But it wouldn’t surprise me at all if they did it.”
Liverpool face Man United this evening in a fixture rescheduled after United fans’ demonstrations against their own owners.
They face West Brom, Burnley and Crystal Palace in their final three matches of the campaign.