Call me an old cynic.
YOU OLD CYNIC.
But like many I was suckered into Liverpool's apparent surge in the transfer market. Toure announced almost before Carragher was emptying out his locker at Melwood. Mkhitaryan, Aspas, Alberto, Papadopolous. Names were flying out the hat. But they weren't just any hat - they seemed to be legitimate names out of well manufactured hats.
But then the waiting...
Liverpool were about to spend big. Spend some of that Warrior blood-money for producing horrible kits. Spend some of that estimated £30M bonus they will get from the new TV deals - yes lets just wait.
But the deals didn't go through just yet.
The £14M has now been splashed on Aspas and Alberto. But only hours after the £15M fee from West Ham from Andy Carroll had been confirmed.
Do you see where I'm going?
Simon Mignolet is a deal expected to be done soon. Are we to wait until the green light of Pepe Reina's transfer fee and wages off the wage bill.
Is Mkhitaryan going to speedily arrive once Real Madrid have ponied up with the money for Suarez?
Is Papadopolous waiting for a Skrtel exit?
Admittedly July 1st is the beginning of the official transfer window, and some may say it makes little sense buying players too early - especially when they can have easily earned a good portion of £1M before they even kick a ball in anger in a red shirt.
But I'm scarred from Liverpool's chronic problem of selling to buy that began in 2008 and eventually ripped apart a side that Benitez managed to reach 86 points in a Premier League season with.
Maybe we are in a sell to buy policy. If we are then at least this time we appear to have a few players on the radar and we may avoid the mistakes we made when Alonso and Torres left late on in the transfer window.
Despite the lack of European football, with soaring TV revenues, reduced wage bills and increased ticket prices, Liverpool should quite clearly have the capital to do business without waiting for top players to leave.
In fact it may even help sway the minds of some players to give the reds another season. Or is that what the LFC hierarchy are scared of?