Liverpool transfer news: Jurgen Klopp gives verdict on window shutting early | Football | Sport


The Reds have made waves since the end of last season by spending more than £150m on Alisson, Fabinho, Naby Keita and Xherdan Shaqiri.

They continue to be linked with a whole host of talent, including Lyon captain Nabil Fekir and Flamengo midfielder Lucas Paqueta.

Liverpool could yet make further forays into the transfer market in a bid to bolster their squad as they seek to challenge on four fronts.

While they will almost certainly do business in terms of outgoings, with financial necessity meaning the books have to be balanced.

Liverpool’s situation contrasts to that of rivals Manchester United, Chelsea and Tottenham who are scrambling to complete deals before August 9.

And Klopp appears to be relaxed about the prospect of deadline day being three weeks earlier than usual this summer.

“I think the idea in general was good,” said Klopp, when asked about the transfer window shutting early.

“Then we did it, and nobody else pretty much in the world did. And we did it in a World Cup year, which means you get the boys arriving back three days before season starts. That’s not perfect.

“We did our business pretty early, at least parts of it. It’s strange, in other countries, clubs are waiting but abroad no one can wait.”

Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool are the Premier League’s biggest spenders by some distance this summer.

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho claims the pressure is on the Merseysiders to deliver after splashing the cash.

“If you have the money, if you invest well, it’s better than to have it in the bank, because the interest rates are very low,” said Mourinho.

“The problem is you have to invest well and, honestly, they did very well, because every player they bought are quality players and I’m happy for them.

“I’m also happy to smile and to see that, you know, you can change your opinion and change as a person – it’s funny. But that’s okay.

“But maybe this season, finally you demand that they win. You have to be fair and now you have to demand and say the team with investments you are making last season, that you made in January, that you make now, that will probably be the record of the Premier League this season, a team that was a finalist in the Champions League, you have to say you are a big candidate and you have to win.”

Liverpool and United go head-to-head in the International Champions Cup at Ann Arbor’s Michigan Stadium on Saturday.

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