Jurgen Klopp is probably the calmest person on the planet about Liverpool’s lack of signings this summer.
So far, with today being deadline day, we’ve signed teenage prodigies Harvey Elliott and Sepp van den Berg and backup goalkeeper Adrian – while allowing exits for Harry Wilson (loan), Marko Grujic (loan), Taiwo Awoniyi (loan), Daniel Sturridge (Free), Alberto Moreno (Free) Danny Ings (sold) and Simon Mignolet (sold).
However, it looks practically impossible that will surprise supporters with an offensive arrival, which is frustrating fans more with the likes of Tottenham and Arsenal making such consistently exciting moves.
Klopp has explained though that while it might look good to make multiple deals late on in the window, it’s not actually an especially effective long-term solution.
“You should never do transfers because other clubs are doing transfers. That makes no sense, it’s not about that,” Klopp told Sky Sports. “And if you sit back for a second and have a look at the squad, do we need more players? People will say, yes, we need a substitute for Sadio Mane, for Mohamed Salah, whatever.
“But those players are here. So, do you get a one-for-one replacement? A big signing? People think that players from other clubs, other countries, are better than the players we have here but without really having the proof, because those players haven’t played here, or whatever else.
“It’s just that what is new is seen as more exciting. It’s like with a new car. Your old car is completely reliable, but you want a new one and two weeks later it breaks down. It looks better, but obviously it’s not that good.”
We understand where Klopp is coming from, and importantly, completely trust him following what he’s done at Liverpool so far in regards to the transfer market.
The fact that so many of his signings have been undeniable hits means his side is already ready to fight on all fronts.
Will there be complaints should one of our front-three pick up an injury? Yes – undeniably.
But we beat Barcelona 4-0 last season without Mo Salah or Roberto Firmino in the squad.
If Klopp thinks the likes of Divock Origi, Xherdan Shaqiri and Rhian Brewster can backup the superstars, maybe he’s right.