Jurgen Klopp admits Liverpool could make one more signing before the end of the transfer window
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has revealed that his side could make one more signing before the end of the transfer window and has admitted that there will be departures from Anfield in the summer transfer window.
The Reds have already added seven players to their squad in the ongoing transfer window. The list includes the likes of Joel Matip, Ragnar Klavan, Sadio Mane, Loris Karius, Alex Manninger, Georginio Wijnaldum and Marko Grujic, who signed for the Merseyside club in January.
He was loaned back to his former side Red Star Belgrade for the remainder of last season and the midfielder returned to Anfield in the summer. Klopp is delighted with the business done by Liverpool this summer, which has seen them spend around £70 million in the current window.
The former Borussia Dortmund manager will be looking to offload few of the first team players. Ryan Kent and Jon Flanagan are set to leave on loan, while Mario Balotelli, Luis Alberto, Christian Benteke, Lazar Markovic and Joe Allen are all set to be sold.
“We're in a good way. We don't need to make another three or four signings, maybe one more, maybe not. There's been a lot of planning. It's like a puzzle. That's how building a squad works," Klopp said, as reported by the Liverpool ECHO.
“We have already bought seven players. That's a big number, it's not that we haven't been active in the transfer market. It's all about balance.
“I've heard that people have been talking about (Ragnar) Klavan as our fourth option (at centre-back). Wait and see him play and then tell me again that he should wait until all the others are injured or something.
“But he gives us opportunities to feel secure with a No 3 keeper to help John (Achterberg) with all the goalkeepers around and to allow us to send Adam Bogdan, Ryan Fulton and Danny Ward on loan, and keep Shamal (George) here to play for the under-21s. That's quite cool.”
“We still have to do a lot of things on the selling side. We don't want to have 500 players in the squad."