Jurgen Klopp confirms Liverpool’s remaining summer transfer plans
Jurgen Klopp discusses Liverpool's remaining summer transfer plans as he prepares for his second full season in charge
Jurgen Klopp has confirmed that Liverpool are still hoping to sign a number of new players before the close of the summer transfer window.
The Reds have been linked with a host of players this summer but have so far only concluded deals to land Mohamed Salah, Dominic Solanke and Andy Robertson.
The Merseyside outfit are likely to want to further bolster their squad this summer as they prepare for Klopp’s second full season in charge at the club.
One player who has been relentlessly linked with a move to Liverpool this summer is Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk.
However, although Klopp refused to name potential targets, the Liverpool manager did confirm that the Reds are still in the market to make new signings before the transfer window closes.
Klopp told a news conference after Liverpool’s 3-1 pre-season friendly win over Athletic Bilbao in Dublin: “Until the 31st of August we run through the world with open eyes.
“It’s not that we decide on our own, it’s also about other clubs.
“This pre-season has brought us new players. Alberto Moreno is 100 per cent back which is really nice after a difficult year.
“Andy Robertson has shown all the skills he’s got. He’s still adapting to our kind of football but you can see what a threat he can be offensively.
“That means that Millie (James Milner) is free to play in midfield. Without going into the transfer market we have a new midfield player, which is nice.”
Liverpool are preparing to take on Hoffenheim in the Champions League play-off round as they look to secure their spot in the group stage of Europe’s elite club competition.
The Reds finished in fourth place in the Premier League table last season as they secured a return to the Champions League.