Naby Keita is an already confirmed arrival for summer 2018, but according to Jurgen Klopp, big names could follow him.
Liverpool take on Manchester United in the Premier League today, knowing a win will see us climb to outright 2nd place, with January signing Virgil van Dijk set to start at centre-back.
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Klopp says he’s always on the lookout for new players, but will continue waiting until the right man is available – rather than splashing cash to plug holes.
“This club will do what we have to do, the owners are ready for that,” Klopp told the Echo.
“That (Van Dijk) was the sign for it but it doesn’t mean we only spend in this category.
“We cannot say the exact numbers, I don’t even know them, but was it £40million for Mo Salah?
“I would say that’s decent money but now it looks like ‘what’s that?’. Everybody asks in Rome ‘how can you do that?’. That’s strange.
“It still needs to be the mix of bringing in the new player and letting the group grow.
“If you always change four or five positions, it’s wrong. You don’t make the team better. You can make it better in the long term but in the long term nobody is waiting for it.
“It’s all about timing, doing the right thing at the right moment. If the player is the right player this club will pay big money. If it’s not the right player, if it’s not the value of the player in our minds, then you can’t pay it.”
In fairness, Liverpool’s recent transfers have been very, very good. In the summer, we secured Mo Salah, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Andy Robertson, all of whom have increased in value – especially the Egyptian forward.
We’re convinced Keita will be a revelation, but just hope Klopp gets his other top targets.
A no.6, such as Jorginho, would be brilliant, and we’d take another playmaker, such as Christian Pulisic, too.
But let’s worry about all this after we’ve wrapped up the Champions League!