From this point onwards, Liverpool won’t be especially active in the transfer market, if all goes to plans.
That’s according to Jurgen Klopp, who was asked about our activity in the window this summer during today’s pre-Hull City press-conference.
We offloaded handfuls of players and brought in a fair whack too, including big money arrivals such as Sadio Mane and Gini Wijnaldum.
But Klopp noted that big sides don’t change their teams a lot; they simply keep their best players and only add when necessary.
“The most important thing is that it’s the past. The summer was quite busy and I don’t want to have that busy transfer windows. Development doesn’t stop after a year,” he told the Echo.
“Success is about having consistency. Big teams don’t change a lot. There is no need to be a selling club. We don’t need money but it’s about finding the right squad.
“I’m not that busy usually, but it was the situation. We needed to do a few things. If everything is going well then we don’t have to buy another six next year. We feel confident with the squad.
“Change is sometimes good. But not everybody was happy in the last years when we earned that number of money.
“Let’s try to bring more consistency.”
As well as the players we bought this summer, there’s a number of excellent youth stars who Klopp will want to ease into the first-team squad. As well as Sheyi Ojo who’s featured regularly, Ovie Ejaria, Ben Woodburn, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Cameron Brannagan have genuine aspirations of minutes at some point this term.
We’re happy Klopp’s happy with his squad, essentially. And in fairness, they’re doing the business on the field at the moment, regardless who’s selected in the XI.
Long may it continue.