Any Liverpool fans hoping that their club will be making big signings this summer are likely to be disappointed, at least as far as Jurgen Klopp is concerned.
The German insists that, although the situation is better than a year ago, the financial position of the club and all the teams in the league is still bad after another season without fans in the grounds.
And any transfer funds he does have available may be constrained further if the club fails to qualify for the Champions League.
Instead he insists that having all three of his senior centre-backs fit and captain Jordan Henderson for the start of next season will be like having four new signings.
However, he is open to some squad additions but it will depend largely on whether platers want to leave. The likes of Xherdan Shaqiri, Divock Origi and Georginio Wijnaldum have all been linked with summer departures from Anfield.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.