Jurgen Klopps hints at Liverpool’s transfer policy for the rest of the window
Liverpool’s slow transfer window
Fresh off the back of sneaking into a third-place finish on the final day of last season, this summer has seen little by way of transfer business on the red half of Merseyside. Ibrahim Konate joined the club from RB Leipzig in a deal worth 36 million pounds, but aside from that there have been no further incomings.
Official. Ibrahima Konaté joins Liverpool on a permanent deal from RB Leipzig. Here we go since April – now confirmed. 🚨🔴 #LFC
Liverpool have also decided that Ozan Kabak will come back to Schalke – option to buy will NOT be triggered. https://t.co/j4codIsBnD
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) May 28, 2021
On the departures front, however, Liverpool have lost Georginio Wijnaldum to Paris Saint Germain, while they have also offloaded fringe players Harry Wilson, Marko Grujic and Taiwo Awoniyi.
Klopp outlines transfer plans
With just three weeks of the summer transfer window left, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp was quizzed on his plans in the market. Speaking to TV2, he seemingly suggested that Liverpool will have to continue to sell before they buy any more players, saying:
“You have to make changes from time to time, but then there must be room to do it. We do not want more players.”
🚨 NEW: Jurgen Klopp appears to have hinted that Liverpool will not sign any more players until some leave the club.
“You have to make changes from time to time, but then there must be room to do it. We do not want more players.” #awlive [tv2] pic.twitter.com/mwHcwcWod2
— Anfield Watch (@AnfieldWatch) August 11, 2021
Liverpool are open to offers for the likes of Xherdan Shaqiri, Takumi Minamino and Divock Origi, but have so far not managed to find clubs willing to meet their valuations of the players.
#Shaqiri is very close to @OL on a permanent deal: the offer is €6M to @LFC, request is €8M @SkySportsNews @SkySports @XS_11official
— Gianluca Di Marzio (@DiMarzio) August 11, 2021
Shaqiri is seemingly the closest to leaving, with Lyon and Liverpool reportedly just 2 million euros apart in their valuation of the Swiss player. However, unless the club can shift further squad players, there may be no more incomings at Anfield.