Jurgen Klopp hints at late Liverpool summer transfer deals

The Liverpool boss hints at some late transfer deals involving the club's younger players in the summer transfer window

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp Photo: The Sport Review

Jurgen Klopp has hinted that he will wait until late in the summer transfer window to decide the future of his younger stars.

The Liverpool boss has developed a reputation for giving youth a chance since taking over the reins from Brendan Rodgers back in October 2015.

Klopp has already sent out Spanish midfielder Pedro Chirivella to Dutch side Willem II to allowing the promising attacker get some more first-team experience.

England Under-20 starlet Sheyi Ojo and former Charlton Athletic defender Joe Gomez have both been linked with potential loan moves.

Brighton manager Chris Hughton is thought to be interested in signing Gomez given the England Under-21 international’s versatility.

Liverpool boss Klopp admitted that he hasn’t made a decision on some of his younger players and their futures could be decided in the weeks before deadline day.

“We will see what other clubs want and what we want,” Klopp is quoted as saying by the Daily Express.

“If it’s a loan we have to be in the decisions with the player and his family. I don’t have the need to make those decisions early.

“The transfer window is still open for a long time. We need numbers for the squad and for training.

“We want to have another strong youth under-23s this season. No final decisions.

“People will ask and we will think about it. If it makes sense then we’ll do it. Otherwise the boys will stay here.”

Liverpool finished in fourth place in the Premier League table last season to secure an eagerly-anticipated return to the Champions League.

The Reds have signed AS Roma winger Mohamed Salah, England Under-20 international Domimic Solanke and Hull City defender Andy Robertson.

The 18-time English champions have also been linked with deals to sign RB Leipzig midfielder Naby Keita and Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk.

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