Jurgen Klopp Breaks Silence on Liverpool Transfers

Jurgen Klopp

Jurgen Klopp

The European champions play their first game of the pre-season on Thursday night against Tranmere Rovers. The EFL League two side were humiliated by the Reds. At the blow of the final whistle, the scoreline read 6 goals to nil in favour of the Reds. Nathaniel Clyne opened the scoring, while 19-year-old, Rhian Brewster, scored a brace for the English side.

The Reds have so far only signed the youngster Sepp Van Den Berg in the transfer window. Given the success they had last season, Liverpool wouldn’t be looking to make any major changes in the squad. They won the Champions League for the sixth time and gave a fight to Manchester City till the last minute of the Premier League. After the match against Tranmere Rovers, Jurgen Klopp was asked about the possible transfers for Liverpool in the market to which he replied, “We brought them already. Oxlade-Chamberlain, Rhian Brewster, they didn’t play last year. All the young boys today, they’re all new players for us.”

Talking about the duration of the transfer window in Premier League he said, “The transfer market is open I don’t know exactly until when, when does it finish? [Interviewer: August 8]. August 8! This wonderful country, the whole of Europe had the idea to close the transfer window early and the only country who did it was England finally. So we close it three weeks before the others.”

This had become an important issue of discussion over the years. It was finally decided to close the transfer window before the season starts by the Premier League. In a voting session by all Premier League clubs, 14 clubs voted in favour of the idea. Five clubs who voted against were Manchester City, Manchester United, Crystal Palace, Watford and Swansea City. The teams strongly felt that this would allow them to completely settle before the season starts and stabilize with no fear of losing any player once the season starts.

Liverpool would face the likes of Borussia Dortmund and Sevilla on the United States tour, which would further give them an idea on the readiness on the team. Jurgen Klopp would drill his players to perform at least at the level they were performing in the previous season if not better.

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