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Liverpool cannot afford to stand still this summer

The Liverpool Echo reports that Jurgen Klopp might not make any major signings this summer and this could hinder the Reds next season.

Liverpool have signed Sepp van den Berg and are reportedly closing in on Harvey Elliott but there are yet to be any signs that indicate the Reds will make any major signings.

After winning the Champions League, fans were expecting Klopp to go big and sign the likes of Matthijs de Ligt, Nicolas Pepe or Bruno Fernandes but it’s looking as though he might not sign a single senior squad member.

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While top quality additions aren’t desperately needed, Liverpool cannot go into the new season without a new left back or a versatile attacker.

Liverpool released Alberto Moreno and Daniel Sturridge after their contracts expired at the start of July and the very least that needs to be done this summer is ensure they are replaced.

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It wouldn’t cost all that much as neither were hugely influential last season and were only used as squad options by Klopp but to go into the 19/20 Premier League campaign with just one left back would be hugely negligent from the German.

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Manchester City signed Rodri from Atletico Madrid last week for £62.8m last week as Pep Guardiola looks to improve his side even further and although Liverpool kept pace with the Citizens last season, they cannot afford to not match them in the transfer market.

The Echo might be speculating about what could happen at Melwood this summer but their assumptions about what might or might not occur are founded on a complete lack of activity in terms of meaningful transfers thus far.

Sepp van den Berg might be an exciting talent but he won’t be the difference in the title race and Klopp needs to ensure his side doesn’t stand still while others around them improve.

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