Klopp confirms Liverpool intent on bringing in big-name summer signing

Jurgen Klopp admits Liverpool remain in the market to make one more final signing this summer – but insists he won’t sweat if he’s unable to bring a new player in.

The Reds boss has consistently told supporters not to expect much in the summer window, with Liverpool instead investing heavily in 2018 with the likes of Virgil van Dijk, Alisson Becker and Fabinho all arriving in big money deals.

And while there is ongoing talk of a swoop to sign a new left-back to replace the departed Alberto Moreno  – both Philipp Max and Junior Firpo have been linked – and a new striker to fill the void left by Daniel Sturridge, Liverpool have, so far, only brought in young defender Sepp van den Berg.

However, fans should not be too alarmed that that’s Liverpool done this summer, with Klopp – speaking exclusively to the Liverpool Echo – admitting they could yet still make one big summer splash.

“We are still looking, but it will not be the (biggest) transfer window of LFC,” says Klopp. “It just will be a transfer window.

“We will see what we do, and if we haven’t done anything by the end it will be for different reasons.

“It’s about using this team. In the transfer window, you have to build a team that you think you want to go into the season with. But I have that team already.

“If we can bring somebody else in that makes it even better, we will see. But if not, this team is already there. And again we will have to find solutions at different moments.”

Klopp elaborates on that point. “We started last season with five centre-backs, Nat Phillips included,” he adds. “Then there was one matchday against Brighton when there was Virgil van Dijk left. Fabinho next to him.

“Had one of them gone out, then I wouldn’t have known who could do it. Who could play centre-back?

“You cannot be prepared for everything. You need a bit of luck, and we had a little bit of it in the final part of last season. We came through, won something, and now let’s try again.”

Our Liverpool readers, meanwhile, believe Klopp deliberately has the handbrake on when it comes to transfers this summer.


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