Jurgen Klopp has had a pretty busy summer at Liverpool as he prepares for his first full season in charge of the Reds.
The German has already made six signings, spending around £70 million on the likes of Sadio Mane and Georginio Wijnaldum. However, with the Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea also splashing the cash this summer, Liverpool could find it very difficult to compete for major honours during the upcoming campaign.
However, the former Borussia Dortmund manager is happy with the way his squad is looking and believes that Liverpool only need to make one more signing.
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“We're in a good way. We don't need to make another three or four signings, maybe one more, maybe not,” he said, per the Liverpool Echo.
“There's been a lot of planning. It's like a puzzle. That's how building a squad works.
“We have already bought seven players. That's a big number, it's not that we haven't been active in the transfer market. It's all about balance.”
The Liverpool Echo claims that the one area that Klopp still wants to strengthen is the left-back position.
Alberto Moreno played the majority of last campaign in that role but his performances were often criticised by Liverpool supporters - especially during their heartbreaking 3-1 Europa League final defeat to Sevilla.
The Merseysiders failed in their attempts to sign Leicester’s Ben Chilwell and will now be setting their sights on an alternative left-sided defender before the transfer window slams shut.
While Klopp insists that the club only have to make one more purchase this summer, he feels that they still need to sell several squad players in the coming weeks. There are doubts over the futures of Mario Balotelli, Luis Alberto, Christian Benteke and Lazar Markovic, while Joe Allen looks set to join Stoke City.
“We still have to do a lot of things on the selling side,” Klopp admitted.
“We don't want to have 500 players in the squad.”
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