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Klopp Hints at No Further Transfer Business

Klopp’s press conference was not easy listening for...the internet

Jurgen Klopp manager of Liverpool during a training session at AXA Training Centre on August 26, 2021 in Kirkby, England.
Jurgen Klopp manager of Liverpool during a training session at AXA Training Centre on August 26, 2021 in Kirkby, England.
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Jürgen Klopp, like all managers this week, was asked in the pre-Chelsea press conference about potential transfer business before the end of the window.

The Liverpool boss gave an answer fans likely won’t want to hear:

Do I expect a busy 4 days for us? Not really to be 100% honest. But you never know.

The options didn’t get worse for some teams, but there are so many different reasons and ways to win a football game. It is not always about bringing in new players.

We brought in Ibrahima Konaté - he was not a bargain - he cost money as well. Other clubs thought they needed to strengthen their offensive parts and had the resources to do it.

While Klopp here hints that there could be more business before the window closes, many read his statements as suggesting that the Konaté deal met the club’s available budget for this window.

Of course, Liverpool would be looking at buying players for succession planning rather than to fill a gap in the squad, so a measured approach to the transfer market is perhaps to be expected.

Given the recent emergence of Harvey Elliott into the first team squad, it’s also perhaps important not to ignore movement in the Academy, as Liverpool added Bobby Clark yesterday.

As always, the Liverpool manager is very careful with his words, and we cannot come to any solid conclusions from his answer. Instead, we must wait and see as the window slowly closes.