Jurgen Klopp: My Liverpool summer transfer plans

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp insists that football is about more than just big-name signings

Jurgen Klopp has insisted that he will not break the bank to bring in big-name signings to Liverpool in the summer transfer window.

The Reds have inevitably been linked with some of Europe’s top players this summer as the German coach prepares for his first full season in charge of the Merseyside club.

Liverpool have thus far signed Sadio Mane, Joel Matip, Loris Karius and Marko Grujic this summer as Klopp gears up for his second season in the Premier League.

However, despite all of the speculation linking Liverpool with a host of other players this summer, Klopp believed that the success of certain teams at Euro 2016 demonstrates that football is about more than just big-name players.

Klopp is quoted as saying by the Daily Express: “If you want to have proof of the different ways that football can work you only have to look at the European Championships.

“There were wonderful examples of what football really is – about building a team, creating a bond between the team and supporters. When Iceland were playing, when Wales were playing, that was the best example of how football can work.

“Everyone expects big names but if there is no chance of getting them then there is no point. Look for players you can have and make the best of it. I’m 100 per cent happy with the guys we have brought in until now.”

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Liverpool finished in eighth place in the Premier League last season and will have to make do without a place in Europe next term.

Klopp was appointed as the Reds’ new manager following the sacking of Brendan Rodgers back in October.

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