Jurgen Klopp has told fans not to expect a ‘big’ transfer window at Liverpool this summer.
With the end of the season near, thoughts will naturally turn to improvements for next year. Klopp isn’t so sure they’ll come from transfers, however.
“Transfers – we are not there to excite the people out there and think, ‘Wow, a new player!’ and stuff like that,” he said, according to the BBC. “Actually, the job is to improve the team and there are different ways.
“It’s about training – actually, I think that’s the best way to do it and if you have to sign somebody, you sign somebody.
“Will it be the biggest transfer window for Liverpool? No, probably not, but I think it would have been a surprise if I said ‘yes’.”
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Klopp doesn’t need a big window right now
Transfers have become an increasingly big part of football. One poor season can see calls for a squad overhaul, while the excitement over additions consumes the summer.
But Klopp has always been adamant that training is far more important. There’s no denying that signings have played a huge part in developing this Liverpool side, but it’s been a mix.
Four Liverpool players made the PFA Team of the Year – all have improved massively under Klopp.
Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andy Robertson, in particular, have come along superbly. In just two seasons, they’ve gone from relative obscurity to arguably the best full-back pairing around.
That’s the real excitement under Klopp. Just how good can these players get? There’s more to come from that duo, too, let alone the likes of Naby Keita and Fabinho after their debut seasons.
This side is brilliant and yet there’s more to come in several areas.
There’s no need for a ‘big’ transfer window under Klopp right now – there’s plenty to get excited about already.