Jurgen Klopp has explained Liverpool will not be going “mad” in the summer transfer window while detailing why the club haven’t spent big on new additions recently. There was some expectation and hope from fans on Merseyside that Liverpool would enter the transfer market last summer to bolster their squad in a bid to close the gap to Manchester City after a close-fought title battle.
Adrian though proved to be the only piece of business Klopp did in the summer in terms of first-team recruits leaving some scratching their heads as to why more additions weren’t made.
The Liverpool boss though has since been vindicated with his decision to stick with the same team from last year with the club breaking multiple records having opened up a 19-point gap at the top of the table.
Klopp did enter the January transfer window to snap up Takumi Minamino for just £7.5million but the 25-year-old has struggled to break into the first team with Liverpool flying high at the moment.
That is a problem for Liverpool in the transfer market, with Klopp settled on his best 14 players.
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Any new signings will come in and know they face a difficult task breaking into the starting line-up.
One player heavily linked with a move to Anfield in the summer though is RB Leipzig star Timo Werner, who could add even more goal threat to Liverpool’s already potent attack.
There have been multiple reports claiming Werner has a release clause of £50m and he favours a move to Merseyside.
But Klopp has hinted the club will once again be relatively quiet in the transfer window.
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“The CV (we are looking for), it’s not easy to fulfil,” he said.
“The age group of the team is good in the moment. In two or three years, maybe it’ll be different but for the moment, it’s good.
“It depends on what you want – is it a good age for selling? Probably not.
“But is it a good age for performing? Yes. So there’s a lot of things we have to think about. It’s an interesting period.
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“Last summer, we did Sepp, Harvey and Adrian and people were not happy that we didn’t do any more than that because they think we need this and that here and there.
“We will see if we can make the right decisions again. It doesn’t depend on us alone, it’s the market, it’s the things around that will have an influence.
“It’s not that we are going mad about what is out there – we want the right player, we don’t just sign any.”
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