Klopp teases Liverpool by hinting he’s ‘not done yet’ on transfers

Date published: Wednesday 3rd August 2016 10:26

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Jurgen Klopp has hinted he could bring another defender to Liverpool this summer after teasing that he has “no idea” if the Reds’ transfer activity is over.

The Reds boss has already welcomed seven new signings to Anfield this summer but could add one more, with ongoing concerns about his lack of cover at left-back.

That problem has been exasperated after Alberto Moreno limped off with a dead leg in the defeat to Roma in St Louis.

Klopp has indicated he’s prepared to use James Milner there as cover after failing in a bid to sign Leicester City’s Ben Chilwell.

However, other options are being considered. Germany international Jonas Hector has repeatedly been linked with Liverpool this summer but the Liverpool Echo understands that a move for the Cologne left-back is highly unlikely. The Reds don’t believe he’s worth the £20million price tag, with Klopp previously insisting the club had no desire to overspend on players.

The Reds were linked with AC Milan defender Mattia De Sciglio and speaking about possible defensive recruits, Klopp said: “Is the activity all over? I have no idea.

“I don’t think so. We will see what happens.

“If the Roma game was our base then we have to change everything but it isn’t. Was the Milan game more our base? Maybe. But Roma? No.

“(Joe) Gomez, (Mamadou) Sakho and Lucas are all injured so of course we haven’t got enough centre-backs at the moment. But we have to handle situations.

“There have been too many games with not enough centre-backs. We can’t sign someone just for a few weeks. In other positions we do have cover.”

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