After a very quiet offseason, Liverpool might be landing some players at the end of the summer transfer window. According to their boss, Jurgen Klopp, the Reds are open to complete one more signing this summer, having only signed Dutch teenager Sepp van den Berg since we entered the free market.
Albeit the German manager has insisted that there won’t be vast spending this summer, he’s hinted that his team is actually willing to make one more transfer, confirming that he is ‘still looking’.
With recent reports linking Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe with Liverpool, Klopp insisted that the club is only looking for players who can commit on the long-term.
“We are still looking, but it will not be the (biggest) transfer window of LFC. It just will be a transfer window. We will see what we do, and if we haven’t done anything by the end it will be for different reasons,” Klopp explained to the Liverpool Echo.
“It’s about using this team. In the transfer window, you have to build a team that you think you want to go into the season with. But I have that team already.
“If we can bring somebody else in that makes it even better, we will see. But if not, this team is already there. And again we will have to find solutions at different moments.”
For the former Borussia Dortmund helmsman, signing players who will only have a short-term impact is pointless, as he prioritizes the development of his pupils and giving all of them the right amount of minutes, which will be harder if they keep adding players that will only be needed for a couple of weeks or months.
“Transfer strategy has to be long term,” Klopp added. “Short term covers the problem, but doesn’t solve it. If someone gets an injury, and you buy someone to fill the position and three weeks later the injured player is back, then you have double quality in the same position.
“Having too much quality doesn’t help with the development of players. You have to create a situation where you need the player, you need the boys. That’s what we try. We have 100% always long-term plans. That’s what is really good about this football club.”
Now we have to wait and see if the Reds will be able to land one more player. In recent days they’ve been linked with Lille’s Nicolas Pepe, Sporting CP’s Bruno Fernandes and Ousmane Dembele of Barcelona.