Mark Lawrenson: What has impressed me about Liverpool FC transfer under Jurgen Klopp

The Liverpool FC legend has been impressed with the Reds' efficiency in the transfer market

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp Photo: The Sport Review

Mark Lawrenson has praised Liverpool FC’s transfer business under Jurgen Klopp.

The Reds turned to the German head coach in October 2015 following Brendan Rodgers’ dismissal as Liverpool FC manager after a poor start to the season.

Liverpool FC have invested in new playing staff under Klopp and the Merseyside outfit have shown a willingness to break their transfer record under the German.

The 18-time English champions have spent in excess of £35m on Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Mohamed Salah, Naby Keita and Virgil van Dijk during Klopp’s tenure.

Indeed, the Reds made Van Dijk the most expensive defender in the world after Liverpool FC signed the Netherlands international in a club record £75m deal from Southampton.

Liverpool FC finished in fourth place in the last two Premier League seasons to ensure their continued participation in the Champions League.

The Reds reached the Champions League final for the first time since 2005 under Klopp this term to underline their progress.

Former Liverpool FC defender Lawrenson has been impressed with the Merseyside outfit’s performance in the transfer market.

“The club is on the up either way,” Lawrenson told Paddy Power.

“You look at the new stand, the investment in Van Dijk, Naby Keita is coming in the summer, and they may make a few more signings.

“Klopp is very good at handling the transfer issues too. There isn’t much messing about with rumours, they just announce signings, and that’s the way the club has always been.

“It’s very difficult these days to keep anything quiet, but generally if Liverpool want a player, they make the decision and do the deal.”

Liverpool FC have never won the Premier League title but have finished in second place in 2002, 2009 and 2014.

Only Manchester City scored more goals than Liverpool FC in the Premier League this term.

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