Jurgen Klopp says Liverpool targeting ‘next Robertson and Alexander-Arnold’
Jurgen Klopp has admitted Liverpool are on the look out for the 'next Andy Robertson and Trent Alexander-Arnold' he bids to strengthen his Premier League title-winning squad.
The Reds are well stocked in most areas of the field but are noticeably short of cover at full-back.
Joe Gomez has deputised in Alexander-Arnold's absence on occasion, while James Milner provides back-up for Robertson.
Youngster Neco Williams looks a bright prospect for the future, but Klopp says the 19-year-old's emergence has not stopped Liverpool from casting their net for the next star.
Discussing how Liverpool will deal with the quick turnaround between this season and next, Klopp told Goal : "We think constantly about our situation and we know we need to find solutions for that but that's how it is.
"With Neco Williams we have a real prospect there in the team already, it's really nice to have.
"We will have other solutions for those problems but again finding the next Trent, the next Robbo is difficult but maybe possible and we will work on that 100 per cent."
Klopp has already stated he does not expect Liverpool to spend big in the upcoming transfer market.
Another area that looks like it will need bolstering though is central defence, with Dejan Lovren expected to join Zenit St. Petersburg in an £11million deal.
Liverpool only have three other recognised first-team players in that position, while Klopp is still thought to be keen on signing a new back-up to goalkeeper Alisson as well as better cover for his attacking front three.
Discussing how he juggles injuries within his squad, Klopp says "it always hits the wrong player" but insisted Liverpool would not stockpile talent like rivals Man City.
"For a club like us it's not possible on the bench to have like 20 world-class players, we have to perform on a world-class level and that's possible on different line-ups and all our players have all the potential to be world-class but sometimes they don't play often enough they can show that."
He added: "Squad building is pretty tricky and a big challenge every year, but the answer is never to have more players than you need actually, that is not the answer.
"It feels comfortable for a moment but then over the whole year you have different problems."
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