Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has given his verdict on the Reds’ lack of signings this summer
Unlike their title rivals, the 2018-19 Premier League runners-up have not made any high-profile signing, and with the deadline approaching fast, they are unlikely to do so.
Apart from the goalkeeper, Adrian, who has joined the club on a free transfer after his contract with West Ham run out, the only Liverpool’s summer signing is Sepp van den Berg, for whom they have splashed out £1.8 million.
Although some reports have suggested that the Reds are working under the radar to bring Barcelona outcast, Philippe Coutinho, back to Anfield, Liverpool have never really considered the Brazilian’s return.
Hence, it was a quiet transfer session for the usually busy Merseyside outfit, but the German manager is not disappointed with a lack of activity in the transfer market.
“You should go to Everton, I think they are more busy!” Klopp told Reuters, pointing toward local rivals over their spending spree.
“Our transfer window was checking options and thinking about it and making decisions. That’s how we do it always. Then if nothing happens, it’s because it was not the right option for us.
“We will not make signings just for the sake of signing someone. That makes no sense.”
As for departures, Danny Ings left the club to join Southampton for a reported fee of £18million, as well as, Simon Mignolet, who linked up with Club Brugge.
Now the free-agent, Daniel Sturridge, has also parted ways with Liverpool, but he is currently stuck in limbo, waiting for some Premier League sides to offer him a contract.