Liverpool have had a quiet summer to say the least. The Reds have sold Dejan Lovren and brought in Kostas Tsimikas but apart from that all moves have been in the academy. Some fans are growing concerned by the lack of arrivals whilst others are determined to trust the process. Jürgen Klopp has addressed the lack of transfers in an interview with Radio 5.

Jürgen Klopp has addressed the lack of transfers in an interview with Radio 5.

Jürgen Klopp has addressed the lack of transfers in an interview with Radio 5. (Photo by John Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

Quiet summer

Liverpool sold Dejan Lovren to Zenit earlier in the window and brought in Kostas Tsimikas soon after.

The Lovren move has left the Reds without a fourth choice centre back and it is a hole that doesn’t look like getting filled any time soon.

Tsimikas’ arrival addressed the longstanding issue of cover for Andy Robertson at left back.

Klopp addresses transfers

Speaking to BBC Radio 5 Live, Jürgen Klopp addressed the lack of transfers this summer.

Jürgen commented that for some clubs the uncertainty at the moment isn’t as important as it is to Liverpool.

The boss pointed out that the Reds aren’t owned by an oligarch, as is the case with Chelsea, or by a country, as is the case with Manchester City.

The Anfield side cannot afford to throw money around when they don’t know when fans will be back in stadiums, when other revenue streams will recover – this is not the case, however, for teams backed by mega rich billionaires without a care.

Fans react to Klopp message

The Tactical Times believes that the message was much needed given all the talk in the Twittersphere.

One supporter said that the boss is right to be cautious.

 

Another fan believes he epitomises the family man tag he’s been labeled with.

He’s got the full backing of some supporters.

Others just need to be patient and trust the gaffer.

Whilst it is a shame that he has to be the one to defend the strategy.

And of course, it always comes back to one man.

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