Liverpool have made moves in the market this summer to land Dominic Solanke and Mohamed Salah but the general consensus is that the Reds are still short of challenging for major honours.
Jurgen Klopp’s side pipped Arsenal to a fourth-place finish in the Premier League last season, which handed them Champions League football for the campaign ahead – although the Reds will need to advance through a qualifying play-off.
Should Liverpool reach the group stages, which the fans expect them to do, then Klopp’s squad depth will be tested significantly and many fans feel that the Anfield outfit are currently short in particular areas- notably at left-back and striker.
can Liverpool just sign someone please
— Gav (@gavparker_) July 13, 2017
Klopp, meanwhile, seems relaxed and has urged fans to find a similar outlook. Speaking after his side’s 4-0 friendly victory over Tranmere Rovers, he said:
“We cannot buy players only because other teams buy players. We do business as good as we can do it. We are completely in it and we are convinced about the way we are doing it. Nervous fans, I don’t have to write a message for this.
“We have [until] the 31st of August. We have time and some things need time. If we make transfers, it’s because we want to do it. If not, then it’s because we don’t want to do it. That’s how it is and we have to wait a little bit.”
The Reds continue to be linked with big names in the market but may find business difficult to secure, with RB Leipzig standing firm on their stance surrounding Naby Keita – a man who Liverpool are reportedly desperate to secure this summer.
Whilst Liverpool may be patient for now, things may become a bit more frantic later in the window and Klopp would certainly be advised to complete the business he wants to swiftly – rather than needing big signings in the latter weeks in August, where prices will increase significantly.