Jurgen Klopp has hinted that Liverpool will still sign a player for the first team despite saying that he’s not expecting transfers to be completed.

The German is preparing his side for the start of the 2019/20 season as he runs his players through various drills in America on the Reds pre-season tour of the States.

They’re set to play their first friendly of the summer on American soil when they take on his former side Borussia Dortmund on Saturday.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

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Speaking to Liverpoolfc.com, Klopp discussed the Reds’ transfer plans, telling the official site: “How I said, it will not be the biggest transfer window of LFC; we invested a lot in the team in the last two years, I would say. We cannot spend every year in the same manner.

“But we are fine. I’m happy with the team, we are really happy. We have to see if we find maybe one position, if we find something for it, but there’s no real pressure because it’s not about signing a player. We have solutions for all the situations.


“On the outgoing side, we are relaxed. The young boys are here and enjoyed working with us a lot. Not to forget Naby and Shaq are injured still and are not here with us. Players will come back.”

Nicolas Pepe.

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After Lille manager Gerard Lopez confirmed that Liverpool have been in talks with Nicolas Pepe, fans will be hoping that the Ivorian is the signing that Klopp has hinted the club is working on getting done before the close of the transfer window.

The 24-year-old winger would add some much-needed quality to the Reds’ bench but would cost €80million (£72.2m), according to RMC Sport reporter Mohamed Bouhafsi.

The transfer window closes in exactly three weeks, giving the Reds little room for error in negotiating.

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