Jurgen Klopp hints at a further signing for Liverpool this summer

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Liverpool have been pretty active in the summer transfer window with Jurgen Klopp making six signings so far.

Sado Mane, Georginio Wijnaldum, Lorus Karius, Ragnar Klavan, Alexander Manninger and Joel Matip have all arrived and will join Marko Grujic, who was signed in January.

But, after spending almost £70million, it seems the German manager still isn’t entirely happy with his squad.

The Reds suffered a disappointing 2-1 defeat to Roma on Tuesday morning in their last friendly on their tour of America and it seems Klopp was far from impressed with this display.

So much so that, after being asked if he was finished in the transfer window, Klopp hinted that he was still keen to make further additions.

“Is the activity all over? I have no idea,” Klopp said, per the Liverpool Echo.

“I don’t think so. We will see what happens.”

Defensive reinforcements

But it seems there is one position in particular that the former Borussia Dortmund boss wants to strengthen.

“(Joe) Gomez, (Mamadou) Sakho and Lucas are all injured so, of course, we haven’t got enough centre-backs at the moment. But we have to handle situations,” he said.

“There have been too many games with not enough centre-backs. We can’t sign someone just for a few weeks. In other positions, we do have cover.”

Klopp not too impressed

Liverpool’s pre-season has been fairly unspectacular so far. Four victories against lower league opponents Tranmere, Fleetwood, Wigan and Huddersfield without conceding a goal got them off to a decent start before they set off for the United States.

But defeats to Chelsea and Roma, either side of a victory over AC Milan has seemingly frustrated Klopp.

“If the Roma game was our base then we have to change everything but it isn’t. Was the Milan game more our base? Maybe. But Roma? No,” he said.

“We have to improve a lot but not because of this game.

“What you saw was an example of how you can’t defend - leaving spaces so big you could have cut grass in between.

“We were too wide, too deep and too far from each other so each pass they played was a chance.

“But we created six or seven chances of our own with really good football.

“It was a bad game but we know why we lost. There were tired legs and it was really hot.”

Klopp will be hoping his side perform slightly better in their next pre-season friendly when they face Barcelona at Wembley before they face Arsenal on the opening weekend of the Premier League.

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