Klopp expects quiet transfer window

30 June 2020 22:23:25 GMTPlus10

Jurgen Klopp has ruled out a summer transfer spree after saying that the newly-crowned Premier League champions do not need to splash the cash.

It’s not clear how much money the Reds will have to spend come the end of the season but Klopp insists even if he had a significant amount, it would not necessarily be the easiest or right thing to do.

We try to find solutions internally and there is still a lot to come: we have three or four players who can make big steps.

Jurgen Klopp

Liverpool claimed their first top-flight title in 30 years and while it’s likely that the Anfield side will look to improve their squad that may just be in terms of replacing fringe players, such as Xherdan Shaqiri and Adam Lallana, who look set to leave the club.

The Reds have already let Chelsea step-in to sign Leipzig striker Timo Werner for £50million and that could be a recurring theme for Klopp.

Liverpool’s lack of transfer activity could also see increased opportunities for youngsters Neco Williams, Curtis Jones and Harvey Elliott, who have played a major part in cup competitions this season.

Klopp commented: "We want to strengthen this squad and this squad is strong. The problem with a strong squad is how do you improve a strong squad in the transfer market?

"It works with money, obviously, that is possible. But it never works only with money.

"You have to be creative and we try to be creative. We try to find solutions internally and there is still a lot to come: we have three or four players who can make big steps."

Liverpool are 2.50 to successfully defend their title next season but Klopp insists that’s not even on his mind.

"I have heard people say it is only a real thing if we win twice in a row, but that is really funny. That is obviously an English thing," he said.

"When we (former club Borussia Dortmund) became champions in 2011, nobody told us we had to become champions again."

The Reds face previous champions Manchester City on Thursday and are 3.60 for the win, with City 1.95 and the draw 3.80.

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