Jurgen Klopp has told Liverpool fans not to expect too much action in the transfer window this summer.
The Reds, who kicked off their pre-season with a 6-0 win over Tranmere last night, have yet to make a big-name signing this summer.
Sepp Van Den Berg, 17, has arrived from PEC Zwolle for £1.3million, but Klopp has yet to attack the transfer window like he did last summer, despite the departures of Alberto Moreno and Daniel Sturridge.
This time last year, Fabinho had already been recruited for around £43million, while Naby Keita’s transfer had been sorted 12 months previous, while Alisson arrived in a then world-record move a goalkeeper on July 19 – this time around there appears to be very little action.
And speaking after Thursday’s win at Prenton Park, Klopp said: “Rhian Brewster, Oxlade-Chamberlain didn’t play last year, all the young boys didn’t play for us last year. The transfer market is open. We will see what we do, but I don’t think it will be the biggest transfer window of all time.
“They should be happy and get confidence from it, but it is not like we are running around saying we are Champions League winners 24 hours a day. It looked tonight like they are all confident. During the season we have to go for winning something new and not look back. We want to play the best season we can play.
“It is a difficult pre-season for us – Sadio [Mane] is the [African Cup of Nations] semi-final which means he has two more games and will come late, the Brazilians have finally finished a 13-month season. We will not have a pre-season together just a week before we start the games. We looked tonight like we can find some solutions. It was a good sign for us, but we have to be better than last season.”
Klopp revealed the Brewster will come into his first-team thinking this season after missing last term through injury, but with regards to new recruits Liverpool’s business looks like being stunted.