Jurgen Klopp says Liverpool ‘DON’T want more players’ because he has complete faith in his current squad… as he insists it ‘makes NO sense to spend a lot of money’ before the window closes
- Jurgen Klopp has claimed Liverpool ‘don’t want more players’ to join the club
- The Reds boss insists it ‘makes no sense’ to sign players with the squad he has
- Boss Klopp also said signing top players now means spending ‘a lot of money’
A bullish Jurgen Klopp has declared that Liverpool ‘do not want more players’ ahead of the start of the new season, saying it ‘makes no sense’ because he has faith in his current squad.
Liverpool have been notoriously quiet in their transfer dealings this summer, only bringing in centre back Ibrahima Konate from RB Leipzig for £36million. Klopp has also lost first-team regular Georginio Wijnaldum to Paris Saint-Germain on a free transfer in that time.
Klopp is also sweating on the ankle ligament injury sustained by Andy Robertson in the 1-1 friendly against Athletic Bilbao, which will see him sidelined for at least a few weeks.
Jurgen Klopp has insisted that Liverpool ‘do not want more players’ in the transfer window
The Liverpool manager said more signings ‘makes no sense’ and he is happy with his squad
But despite the Reds being linked to several prospective new signings before the window closes – most notably midfielder Renato Sanches, who could be a like-for-like replacement for Georginio Wijnaldum – Klopp was adamant he is not looking for anyone else.
‘It is summer and the transfer window is open, then everyone expects some player signings,’ Klopp told TV2. ‘We will see what happens.
‘Let’s go through the squad. Do you want to buy a new full back? A new goalkeeper? We already have good players there.
Former RB Leipzig centre back Ibrahima Konate (centre) is Liverpool’s only summer signing
‘In midfield, we have players with a lot of experience, such as Thiago, Fabinho, (Jordan) Henderson, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Naby Keita.
‘In addition, we have exciting young boys in Harvey Elliott and Curtis Jones. In the attack, we have Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino, Mohamed Salah, Diogo Jota, Xherdan Shaqiri, Takumi Minamino and Divock Origi. I’ve definitely forgotten someone.’
Klopp went on to make a somewhat pointed comment regarding the vast sums being spent in the transfer window, making it a huge ask to sign top players.
Liverpool have been bolstered by the returns of Virgil van Dijk (left) and Joe Gomez (right)
Manchester City have paid £100million for Jack Grealish and Chelsea are set to spend £98m on Romelu Lukaku, but the Liverpool boss returned to his belief that his squad already has enough quality.
‘If you want to buy such (top-class) players, you have to spend a lot of money. We do not have to do that, because the players are already here.
But Liverpool left back Andy Robertson sustained an ankle injury against Athletic Bilbao
‘You have to make changes from time to time, but then there must be room to do it. We do not want more players. If something happens somewhere, something can happen somewhere else, but it makes no sense to add more players.’
Liverpool begin their Premier League campaign away at newly-promoted Norwich, with Klopp’s squad boosted by the return of long-term casualties Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip.
Trent Alexander-Arnold is also fully fit following the thigh injury that kept the right back out of England’s Euro 2020 squad.