Jurgen Klopp delivers transfer update for Liverpool FC fans
Jurgen Klopp hints that Liverpool FC will not be making any big-name signings this summer
Jurgen Klopp has hinted that Liverpool FC will not be making any big-name signings this summer.
The Reds have been linked with a number of players over the last few months but they have so far only signed two teenagers – Sepp van den Berg, 17, and Harvey Elliott, 16.
Liverpool FC were one of the Premier League’s top teams last season as they ended up finishing in second place in the table and just a point behind Manchester City.
The Merseyside outfit won the Champions League last season after having beaten Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 in the final back in June.
It has been a relatively quiet summer transfer window for Liverpool FC so far, and it seems that it’s unlikely the Reds will make any big-name signings before the deadline next month.
Speaking in an interview quoted by Sky Sports, Klopp said: “I can’t say anything about what other teams are doing. I don’t know how they do it.
“We have to pay bills. Sorry. Everybody has to pay bills; we have to pay bills. We invested money in this team. Now it looks like we are not. But we are not in this fantasia land where you just get whatever you want.
“You cannot do it constantly. It looks like there are four clubs in the world who can do it constantly. Madrid, Barcelona, (Man) City and PSG. Whatever they need, they do. You cannot compare that. That is the situation.
“It is not a criticism. I know how people will take it, that I am jealous or whatever. I am not at all jealous. There is no guarantee we won’t draw with Leicester on a snowy pitch because we make five new signings.
“There will be average games, but that doesn’t mean we need different players. It only means we need a team that is ready that day. And that is what we have to do. We have to make sure.”
He added: “This year is not the end of Liverpool FC. Next year there will be another transfer window. This team is really good and we have invested a lot in it. Now we have to work with that.
“Shall we sell five players to make space for five new ones? Send me a list and tell me who the ones you want to have out. They would send back a blank paper because they want to keep all and bring in the next ones.”
Liverpool FC will kick off their Premier League campaign with a home clash against Norwich City on 8 August.
The Reds will be focused on trying to go one step further in the Premier League this season after having come so close to winning the title last term.
Liverpool FC will take on Manchester City in the Community Shield at Wembley on Sunday afternoon.