Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp makes transfer statement after double departure from Anfield

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has admitted uncertainty surrounds what the Reds will be able to do in the transfer market this summer. Klopp has waved goodbye to Adam Lallana and Dejan Lovren in the past few days, with the Anfield icons joining Brighton and Zenit St Petersburg respectively.

Liverpool fans are anticipating reinforcements will be brought in to replace the departed duo and help bolster their title-winning squad.

Klopp, though, has admitted he is in the dark about what business, if any, the Premier League champions will complete this summer.


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The coronavirus pandemic has hit football finances hard and continues to threaten income streams, including the Champions League.

Klopp is, however, confident the players already at his disposal can make their mark again next season with a bit of help from Liverpool’s up-and-coming talents.

“Look, the perfect scenario for a football manager is that you have 40 players available and they are all happy with the situation they are in and then you just pick 20 and say that they don’t need to show up for three weeks and then you pick the other 20,” Klopp said.

“But it doesn’t work like that. The world is not like this. I did not want to be part of a squad like this to be honest.

“It will be tricky and we have to deal with the circumstances. The situation, as we have said several times, it is really difficult to judge the future. That is always what we have to do. We have to judge the future.

“Usually, we know about the financial funds that we have as much as you can know. At the moment we are qualified for the Champions League and we were qualified pretty early for the Champions League and usually that is good.

“But a few weeks ago nobody knew if we could play Champions League next season again. Can you count on the money of the Champions League and how much will it be? That is all uncertain and that is what we consider because we are not only responsible for the success of the club, we are responsible for all the people at the club and that means everyone who is working here. That is what we try to do. As long as we don’t know exactly about things, we have to wait.


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“We have a really good squad, we have to see what we can do, we have to see what we have to do, we need still more time. Time will hopefully bring a bit more clarity about the future and then we will make our decisions.

“But the solution cannot be to have a much bigger squad for the specific moment and then realise you cannot use all the players. These players can only play the football they play because they know they are needed.

“They are all human beings and nobody can be held back for a year and then on the last day of the year be told: ‘Now we need you’.

“In between now and then there must be a lot of training and support and challenges and stuff like this. We cannot keep someone in the backyard and bring them up in the decisive moment. That will not help, we will have solutions for that.

“We have young players. The size of the squad is not that important to me, the quality of the squad is very much so. I think we will have a really good squad for next season.”

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