Jurgen Klopp has signalled that Liverpool will be much more active in the summer transfer window than what was previously thought.
There was a wide held view that the Reds would be quiet players on the market, looking for complementary pieces rather than big money signings.
However The Mirror (via German broadcaster ZDF) reported Klopp as saying that a change of approach may be in order.
"Liverpool is an ambitious club and if we didn't spend the same amount of money as others, we wouldn't be able to compete.
" Everybody's splashing the cash, so we have to do the same."
This time of the year brings all kinds of wild speculation with one rumour currently doing the rounds seeing the club linked with PSG star Kylian Mbappe.
Another player who has come onto the radar of late is Real Betis left-back Junior Firpo.
The Mirror also reports that the Spanish U/21 international will set the club back in the region of £45 million.
It seems a remarkably high figure when you take into account that he would be competing with Andy Robertson for a starting berth who is rightly regarded as one of the best in his position in world football.
But there is no doubt that Klopp required a reliable backup for Robbo, especially as you have to plan as best you can for all scenarios which may arise during a gruelling season.
It is the same issue that faces the front three with Mo Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane facing busy international schedules in the off-season.
Divock Origi certainly proved his worth in a back-up role last season, but another senior attacker may be required to join the squad.
All there is to say about this period of the football calendar is, expect the unexpected.