Jürgen Klopp has hinted that Liverpool’s transfer business is already almost wrapped up by saying that most of the work is already done. Such a statement can only lead fans to believe that the club are already deep in discussions with their most wanted targets.
Having just secured Champions League football for the club in his first full season as manager, Klopp will want to build on that success and push for the title next term. But he knows he has to improve his squad during the transfer window, and will work diligently to ensure that he’s ready to take on the challenge.
The Reds have been linked with Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk, as well as RB Leipzig’s Naby Keita. And given the fact that he will be coaching a Champions League team at the beginning of next season, his chances of attracting top talent have increased considerably.
“We have already pretty much done (the work)”
Klopp had told the Echo after the 3-0 win over Middlesbrough.
“We have to see. Most of the work is already done, of course.”
“(It’s not like) tomorrow with Michael Edwards we will sit together and speak about what we think we need!”
“Now we have to make decisions. Negotiations need to be done. All that stuff.”
“But it’s all good. We are prepared, we will see what works out or not.”
When discussing the immediate future Klopp mentioned the need for a holiday.
“There’s no training in the next few weeks. We fly tomorrow night for Australia, play the game, fly back and the holiday starts for all of us.
“Yes, I have a little of work to do. But I’ve work properly in my life when I was younger, so a few phone calls aren’t really work when you’re talking about wonderful things like football, Liverpool and other things.”