LIVERPOOL boss Jurgen Klopp has revealed the club will not have a busy summer transfer window, insisting players returning from injury will be like “new signings”.
The Reds got their pre-season under way with a 6-0 win over Merseyside neighbours Tranmere on Thursday night.
The fixture was a chance to give some of his players a run out after their summer break.
But it was also used to give the likes of Rhian Brewster and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain some game time after their return from long-term injuries.
Brewster, 19, has been out for over a year and looked good, netting twice at Prenton Park.
Oxlade-Chamberlain basically missed the whole of last season after suffering a cruciate injury against Roma in the Champions League semi-final against Roma the season before.
Liverpool have so far signed youngster Sepp Van Den Berg, and Klopp has quickly moved to reduce any expectation of a flurry of signings.
Asked whether Liverpool would be active in the summer window, Klopp said: “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.
“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.
“We will see what we do, but I don’t think it will be the biggest transfer window of all time”
“We will see what we do, but I don’t think it will be the biggest transfer window of all time.”
Klopp, fresh from leading Liverpool to Champions League victory last season, will be hoping to push Manchester City all the way in the Premier League once more in the new campaign.
The Reds missed out on their first league title for 29 years last season by just a single point.
It was a remarkable season where the team lost only one Premier League game, while City retained their crown.
One criticism of Liverpool compared with Pep Guardiola’s men was of a lack of strength in depth in comparison.
The champions have already spent big on the acquisition of Rodri from Atletico Madrid, meaning Liverpool cannot afford to drop further behind.
Klopp will be hoping for the likes of Brewster and Oxlade-Chamberlain to add to the squad for next season should there be no big moves in the summer.