Jurgen Klopp on Liverpool transfer plans, names 14 players in squad index – .

Jurgen Klopp on Liverpool transfer plans, names 14 players in squad index – .

Jurgen Klopp appears to have hinted that Liverpool will not sign any more players until some leave the club.
The Reds have added Ibrahima Konate to their squad for the new campaign, bolstering the center-back’s department which was an issue with injuries last season.

Despite the addition of Konate, Liverpool continue to be linked with a host of potentially more new additions ahead of the August 31 deadline.

A replacement for Gini Wijnaldum in midfield has been mentioned, while there is also talk of a possible new striker.

However, with just days to go into the Premier League season, Liverpool have only signed one signing this summer.

In an interview with a Norwegian outlet TV2 , Klopp hinted that in order for new faces to arrive, some current team members may have to leave.

“It’s summer and the transfer window is open, so everyone is expecting signings from players. We’ll see what happens, ”Klopp said.

“Let’s review the team. Do you want to buy a new fullback? A new keeper? We already have good players there.

“In the midfield we have players with a lot of experience, like Thiago, Fabinho, Henderson, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Naby Keita. Plus we have some exciting young boys in Harvey Elliott and Curtis Jones.

“In the attack, we have Sadio Mané, Roberto Firmino, Mohamed Salah, Diogo Jota, Xherdan Shaqiri, Takumi Minamino and Divock Origi.

“I definitely forgot someone… If you want to buy such players, you have to spend a lot of money. We don’t have to, because the players are already there.

“You have to make changes every now and then, but then there has to be room to do it. We don’t want more players. If something happens somewhere, something can happen elsewhere, but it doesn’t make sense to add more players.

In addition to bringing in Konate, Liverpool have also extended the contracts of several key players in the squad.

Trent Alexander-Arnold, Fabinho and Alisson Becker have all put pen to paper on new terms in recent days.

The trio join Adrian, Caoimhin Kelleher and Harvey Elliott as players who have signed new contracts so far this summer.

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Liverpool will now continue to push forward new deals for Virgil van Dijk, Mohamed Salah, Andy Robertson and Sadio Mane, although preliminary talks with skipper Jordan Henderson have so far proved less than successful.

Speaking of the new contracts, Klopp says keeping the best players at the club is a challenge.

“The transfer market has been interesting,” Klopp said. “We have tried to extend contracts with key players at the club, which we will try again.

“Some clubs have a different approach, which is seen from the outside, maybe more exciting, but extending contracts with good players is a challenge in itself in football today. “


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