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Jürgen Klopp “Not Entertained” by Transfer Deadline Day

Liverpool’s manager doesn’t understand why clubs leave deals until the last minute and says that approach isn’t for him.

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For any Liverpool fan still holding out hope for a late deal, manager Jürgen Klopp has some bad news for you: he’s not got any big plans for transfer deadline day. In fact, he doesn’t quite get the point of all the fuss that gets made about the final day of the transfer window.

“I think if you ask me a question I always answer, though maybe not a lot of times the answer you want to hear,” Klopp said when asked if there was any chance of Liverpool making an unexpected signing. “I’m sorry for this. It’s not my way. You should plan things like this.

“Obvious they [other clubs] plan, but I’m not in other clubs, I don’t know exactly what they do. You can do what you want really and if it’s entertaining it’s entertaining, but I’m not entertained. I thought last summer actually our transfer could have been finished earlier.”

Last summer, Liverpool’s last first team signing was Georginio Wijnaldum, who arrived at Anfield a full six weeks before the transfer window closed. Deadline day might be exciting for the press, and for a handful of managers even perhaps, but it clearly isn’t for Klopp.

Late rumours of West Ham interest in Daniel Sturridge, though, could always spark the club into some late movement. And even if there are no major incomings on the way, a new home—even if just a temporary one—must be found for Mamadou Sakho.