Jurgen Klopp opens up on Liverpool FC’s summer transfer business
Jurgen Klopp has his say on Liverpool FC's quiet summer transfer window
Jurgen Klopp has insisted that Liverpool FC were determined not to make new signings just for the sake of it this summer.
The Reds ended up only bringing in teenagers Harvey Elliott and Sepp van den Berg and back-up goalkeeper Adrian in what ended up being a quiet summer for the Reds.
Liverpool FC have their sights firmly set on winning the Premier League this season as they aim to go one step further than they did last term and beat Manchester City to the title.
The Merseyside outfit had been much busier in previous transfer windows, with the Reds having signed the likes of Virgil van Dijk, Alisson Becker and Xherdan Shaqiri last year.
And Klopp has now lifted the lid on his thinking with transfers this summer after a quiet window for the Reds.
Speaking in an interview with Sky Sports, Klopp said: “You should never do transfers because other clubs are doing transfers. That makes no sense, it’s not about that.
“And if you sit back for a second and have a look at the squad, do we need more players? People will say, yes, we need a substitute for Sadio Mane, for Mohamed Salah, whatever.
“But those players are here. So, do you get a one-for-one replacement? A big signing? People think that players from other clubs, other countries, are better than the players we have here but without really having the proof, because those players haven’t played here, or whatever else.
“It’s just that what is new is seen as more exciting. It’s like with a new car. Your old car is completely reliable, but you want a new one and two weeks later it breaks down. It looks better, but obviously it’s not that good.”
Liverpool FC will kick off the new Premier League season when they host Norwich City at Anfield on Friday night.
The European champions will take on Chelsea FC in the Uefa Super Cup in Istanbul on Wednesday 14 August as they look to win another trophy under Klopp, after having won the Champions League last term.