Jurgen Klopp says Liverpool’s summer transfer window has been a ‘strong signal’ to the rest of the Premier League, despite only one player having been signed so far.
17-year-old Sepp van den Berg has already come in, while Harvey Elliott is almost certain to follow suit, but other than that, it looks like Klopp will go into the new campaign with what he has.
Klopp argues that signing the likes of Mo Salah and Sadio Mane to long-term deals is a great sign of where the club is at.
Via the Daily Express, he explained: “These are our transfers. Keeping these boys here was a strong, strong signal for the outside world. It’s a wonderful sign, to be honest.
“I like the fact that these boys are really in a good football age, they won this cup, which is good. It helps of course because it increases your basis.”
Lots of fans will be unhappy with no signings imminent, but Klopp is right in as much as it’s good Salah and co are not going anywhere. Whether there is sufficient depth to the squad, though, is another thing entirely.
With seven competitions to play for next season, it is a risk not to expand the squad this summer, but Klopp’s track record suggests he should be trusted with whatever he chooses to do. He knows the players better than anyone and has all the information available at his disposal to make an informed decision.