With the 2021/22 Premier League season just around the corner, Jurgen Klopp gave an update on Liverpool’s transfer business.
Jurgen Klopp has refused to rule out making more signings this summer despite being ‘very happy’ with his current options.
The Liverpool boss spoke to reporters on Sunday evening after a 1-1 friendly draw with Athletic Club. Diogo Jota handed the Reds a dream start at Anfield by scoring a 13th-minute opener. However, Alejandro Berenguer Remiro bagged a second-half equalizer to ensure a share of the spoils.
Speaking after the match, Klopp spoke about how he feels with his squad and on whether he plans to sign any new players.
“I am very happy with the squad, but it doesn’t mean that we don’t look at the market,” he told reporters in a post-match conference on Sunday.
“But as long as nothing happens, I am more than happy with the squad I have. I am more than happy with the players I have.
“We have so many things that you cannot sign. You cannot sign our counter-pressing, you cannot sign our atmosphere that we create in the stadium, you cannot sign Anfield, you cannot sign our anthem.
“You cannot sign a lot of things and that’s what we have to use. There are other approaches out there, obviously, and we have an influence on that. Our situation is like it is.
“We have a big squad and there might be something happening until the end of the transfer window, but I cannot say anything about that at the moment.”
Who have Liverpool signed in the transfer window?
Ibrahima Konate is the only new signing that Liverpool have made so far this summer. The 22-year-old defender has joined the Premier League outfit from RB Leipzig in a €40 million deal.
As for player exits, Georginio Wijnaldum is the biggest name to leave Anfield. The Dutch midfielder opted for a free transfer to Paris Saint-Germain. Harry Wilson, on the other hand, has joined Fulham in the Championship in a €14 million deal. Liverpool have also sold Taiwo Awoniyi to German club Union Berlin for €6.5m, while midfielder Marko Grujic has gone out on loan to FC Porto in Portugal.
Ozan Kabak has also returned to Schalke after spending the second half of last season on loan at Liverpool.