Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says he isn’t worried about the club’s limited business in the transfer window so far while stressing how keeping his current squad together is as important as making new signings.
Mohamed Salah and Dominic Solanke are the only two arrivals at Anfield so far this summer with Klopp still keen to strengthen at left-back, central defence and central midfield.
Hull City’s full-back Andy Robertson, RB Leipzig midfielder Naby Kieta and Southampton centre-half Virgil van Dijk have all been heavily linked with a move to Anfield this summer.
Despite facing difficulties getting any of those moves over the finishing line, Klopp insists he remains calm as he is confident he won’t lose any talent from Liverpool’s current squad, as rumours linking Paris Saint-Germain to Philippe Coutinho surfaced this week.
“Not with only Phil, but it’s a good thing to talk about in the transfer window because the world thinks improving is only about bringing in new players,” Klopp told reporters
“Nobody thinks that the players we already have will make the next step, which is also a nice idea.
“We use the transfer window, of course, because it gives us an opportunity, but the main thing I think about is how we can make the next step with the players we had last season.
“The good news is we didn’t lose – and we will not lose – a player we want to keep this summer.
“That’s the best news actually and then we’ll see who can bring into the squad.
“I expect a lot of progress from the players based on their experiences from the last years.”