Klopp: Liverpool Already Working On Summer Signings
According to the Liverpool Echo, Jurgen Klopp has revealed that Liverpool are already working on a number of transfer deals that will see the squad strengthened in the summer.
Speaking from La Manga in Spain where the Reds are currently engaging in a warm weather training camp during the prolonged break from domestic football, Klopp said the the amount of business done will depend on whether Liverpool manage to qualify for next season’s Champions League.
The Echo report that the primary target for Jurgen Klopp in the summer will be Bayer Leverkusen winger Julian Brandt and that the there won’t be many in-comings during that window but that those that do come in will be top class editions.
Klopp said, “We are in talks with different people – players, agents, all that stuff. Not a lot of decisions have been already made at this point. Why should they at this stage? But we are on the way. At the end I’m sure we will have a really good squad.”
“We already have a good squad and a few more good players will make it even better. There’s a good base.”
When asked if Liverpool needed Champions League football in order to secure the players on his shopping list, Klopp said, “I actually don’t think so but we will see. We don’t have to talk about the Champions League now because we are not even qualified.”
“But of course if we are in the Champions League then it would have an influence. We would need a deeper squad and you have to be prepared for that. No question.”
“Even with the league this season, we could have needed a deeper squad with the injuries we had. But we’re through that now. We will adapt our plans to the number of tournaments we play next year.”
After the mass exodus of players out of Anfield last summer where 13 players left, it is unlikely that many players will leave the club during this summer’s window.
“We have a long-term plan but a few things will change because you always have to react to situations. We have to perform until the end of the season and then we will do a review, looking back on the good things and bad things. Then we will make final decisions.”
Klopp continued, “we don’t block opportunities, we don’t keep someone for just maybe one or two cup games. A few boys were among those who left last summer. I thought we gave them a really good education and they were ready to go somewhere else and play.”
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