Jurgen Klopp’s latest look ahead to the upcoming transfer window poses as a useful warning for Liverpool fans that they shouldn’t expect an exciting deadline day this summer.
The German is by no means one to be drawn into panic buys, nor is he a manager that is happy to leave it late to bring players in. It seems he will maintain that same approach by looking to bolster his squad quickly after the season has finished.
“If you ask me as a private person, I would say as soon as possible,” Klopp told the Liverpool Echo when discussing how early he wants to get his business done.
“But I’m long enough in the business to know that’s only kind of a dream. We will see when we are finished, but we will tell you when we are finished.”
“It’s probably really likely that we will have to do a lot of things during our holiday but that’s how it is, maybe in the pre-season, I don’t know. We have to see.”
“That depends on who you can get and when. Different things can happen. That’s how it is, and we have to react.”
Klopp is expected to be busy this pre-season as he looks to address a number of priority areas, thereby making it important he gets deals completed sooner rather than later in order to give himself plenty of time to work out his strongest eleven.
The likes of Southampton’s Virgil van Dijk and RB Leipzig’s Naby Keita have been identified as names at the top of the Liverpool’s manager’s wishlist with strengthening the team’s spine having emerged as a key focus.
Recent confirmation of Liverpool’s interest in certain individuals suggests there may already be deals in motion, thereby living up to Klopp’s desire to ensure new arrivals have lots of time to settle down.