Liverpool have brought in seven new players into the squad this summer, the likes of Joel Matip, Marko Gurijic, Loris Karius, Sadio Mane, Ragnar Klavan, Alex Manninger and the recent player to join the Reds being Georginio Wijnaldum and while there are rumors of further more additions into the squad, the Reds manager Jurgen Klopp seems to be noncommittal regarding the same.
During an interview with ESPN FC, the manager guessed that there will not be anymore signing this summer into the squad, however, he does seem to be unsure of the same as he states that till 31st of August, many more changes can occur in the squad.
“If I had to guess, I would say rather no, but I don’t know, actually because it’s a long time until the 31st of August and I have no idea,” Klopp said in an exclusive interview with ESPN FC. “[The] 31st of August we have a few friendlies of course and few test games and then we have, one, two, maybe three — I’m not sure — Premier League games.
“So we will see. We will see how the players react on my decisions again because we will have more players than 11 for sure, and then you have to accept a few decisions and you have to take it as an opportunity.
He continued: “To develop a team never ends so, you have only result, result, result, but then you will have to again decide. That’s how it is. So we will see. I don’t think we’ll have a lot. But of course, everyone knows about it maybe on the outgoing side will happen a little bit… yeah, I have no idea in the moment.”
However Klopp stated that the players who are kept on past Aug. 31 will be counted on this season.
“What I can promise,” he said, “if we win something at the end of the season, everybody who’s [here] after 31st of August in this squad will have a big influence on it. If we win something and we will have a big picture and everybody will be on it.
“And if you are then smart enough to think ‘yes, I was a big [part], I played a big role in it’ — whatever a big role is, it’s a decisive goal in the last minute with three matches, or it’s a, I made 20 matches, 10 of them not so good but 10 were brilliant — whatever. If you win something, then it’s because of the group you have been [in].”
The German manager does state that the player the Reds have added in the squad so far will make a big difference and also a huge impact on the Red’s 2016-2017 campaign, as the manager’s sole concern for the next season is better result for the Reds.