Jurgen Klopp wants to sign players who understand power of Liverpool

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Jurgen Klopp has revealed that he is prepared to bring a number of new signings to Liverpool over the course of the summer but wants each and every one of them to have one particular quality.

The German manager is expected to spend big in the transfer window, transforming the squad to one that is capable of delivering his 'Gegenpressing' style.

Having reached two cup finals in his first eight months in charge, it is safe to say that this team has not done too badly under the tutelage of Klopp, but there are still likely to be some major changes in personnel before next season.


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Klopp believes that once this group of players has experienced a full pre-season under him and new players have been brought in, the team should be capable of reaching even greater heights.

He will be looking to bring players of the same standard as his current crop of Liverpool stars knowing full well that the added competition will help to drive all of them to a new level.

'Of course we need players'

"You need to be a little bit more independent from the injury situation," he told Sky Sports News. 

"When we have a good pre-season and when we can give the boys a good base it should be different, really different.

"You can never be sure, so of course we need players. We'll try to find players that will give us the opportunity to become better.

"If they are better then good, but if they are the same level that would be really good too. Then we can push each other onto another level."

One quality required

However, before Klopp seals a deal for any player, he wants to make sure that they fully understand what it means to play for Liverpool Football Club.

With such a large and passionate fan base, Klopp has been hailed as something of a perfect match for the Merseyside outfit. The former Borussia Dortmund boss has galvanised Anfield with his enthusiasm, but he wants his players to do the same.

He added: "First of all, it's not the time to speak about this in public. We work on it, of course, but there's nothing to say at this moment.

"In the end, I hope I have a team together who likes working together and who likes working for Liverpool and who feels the responsibility about the club and the power of this club.

"If we can do this then we can be really strong and we can win something - but I don't know what."


Liverpool may have lost their Capital One Cup final tie against Manchester City by the thinnest of margins – a penalty shootout – but Klopp is optimistic heading into their second cup final of the season, a Europa League tie against Sevilla.

"There is a very optimistic atmosphere around Melwood and there is a lot of good reasons for that"

Having beaten Manchester United and Borussia Dortmund en route to the final, Liverpool go into the game as slight favourites ahead of the Spanish outfit. Klopp believes he has seen enough from his players to know they can win.

"We feel good in this moment," he said. "There is a very optimistic atmosphere around Melwood and there is a lot of good reasons for that.

"We've had a few brilliant games. It's not usual that you have games like this in a really good season. I don't know where we will end this season and which position we will have in the table, but we had moments to remember for a long, long time.

"We need more stability, less goals conceded, but goalscoring is quite good"

"That's good and it's only because the players played how they played. I'm fine with the progress.

"There's a lot to do, of course. We need more stability, less goals conceded, but goalscoring is quite good. Of course we miss chances so we could improve there.

"For the moment it's absolutely okay. This team is really able to win against each other team. Not on every day, so we have to work on this, but on a lot of days - so that is good."

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