Jürgen Klopp is hoping to have all his transfer business done by the beginning of pre-season, exactly as he did last season.

Although there were a few areas of the squad that Klopp left dangerously thin going into the 2016/17 season, Jürgen Klopp didn’t make a single signing during the month of August.

Klopp’s transfer efficiency is such that it will allow Liverpool to train together and develop a level of chemistry before their UEFA Champions League play-off in mid-August.

This summer is one of the most important in Liverpool’s recent history with both the short and long-term development riding on the success on the signings that Klopp makes.

“The season is done. We have a bit of work to do with transfers and then at the start of July we begin pre-season. We have a lot to improve on, “Klopp said after the Reds’ post-season friendly in Sydney on Wednesday.

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“I wish the signings happened tomorrow but the best scenario is that they are done for the start of pre-season.

“I don’t know if that will happen this time, we will see. But when they are all fit and healthy then we already have a really strong squad.”

Klopp’s proactive approach to the transfer market is reassuring in that you get the feeling he is entirely certain of what is required – despite last summer’s shortcomings. By getting everything done early on, it entirely removes the likelihood of panic-buys which were common under Roy Hodgson, Kenny Dalglish in his second term as manager and Brendan Rodgers.

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Liverpool have been heavily linked with signing the likes of Virgil Van Dijk, Naby Keita, Mohamed Salah, Oxlade-Chamberlain and Ryan Sessegnon.

The common consensus among Liverpool fans is that a summer transfer window involving the aforementioned would be a success. This, however, would only be the case if Klopp can hold onto his key players with the likes of Philippe Coutinho crucial to any success on Merseyside.

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