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Klopp’s statement about not spending big is perfectly well-timed for Liverpool and here’s why

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Liverpool opinion: Jurgen Klopp’s statement about not spending much in the summer is the right one at the right time

Liverpool were one of the more busier teams in the previous summer window landing four star players.

Fabinho and Alisson has been excellent this season while we have seen glimpses of what Xherdan Shaqiri and Naby Keita can do on the pitch.

The Reds spent a world record sum for a defender when they signed Virgil van Dijk in January last year, and the Dutchman has been the best player for the team this season.

Jurgen Klopp was recently speaking about our summer plans ahead of the clash against Fulham, and claimed we would not be spending much in the window (h/t Sky Sports):

“I don’t want to talk exactly what we will do, but I don’t think this is a team at the moment where we have to spend the big money or whatever.”

The German claimed that he wants to develop the players in the current side, and doesn’t believe we would lose any names too.

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Jurgen Klopp of Liverpool

The Reds were big spenders for the first time in a long while last summer but Klopp’s statement is the right one given our current scenario.

A boost for the players

The last thing any player would need is for the manager to come out and say he wants to strengthen certain areas of the team.

The current crop of players have taken us this far in the Premier League race and the Champions League, and Klopp backing them will give them that little extra in the final games of the season.

The German has been a fantastic man manager at Liverpool and we need no distractions regarding transfer speculation during the final two months of the season or so.

Further, we have some quality youngster in the team such as Rhian Brewster, and away on loan, such as Harry Wilson who could get some minutes next season.

Klopp believes the players will stay

Liverpool have done well to extend the deals of several top players this season with Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane all penning new deals.

Trent Alexander-Arnold, Joe Gomez and Andy Robertson also signed new deals which keeps our young players at the club for longer.

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The German added that in the past Liverpool lost one of their top players which affected the development of the team, but he has made us one of the best in the world.

It would be difficult seeing any of them leave given we are on the up, and a title this season would certainly entice them to stay at Liverpool for longer.

Liverpool will spend in the window

Klopp didn’t claim outright that the Reds would not spend in the window, he just suggested we would not spend big.

However, the German’s statement has to be taken with a pinch of salt. Daniel Sturridge and Alberto Moreno are out of contract in the summer, and the Reds might need to replace them.

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Alberto Moreno in training

The German also provided his backing to Loris Karius throughout the summer claiming we would not move for another keeper and we signed Alisson.

Similarly, Fabinho was a surprise signing just a day or so after our Champions League final defeat.

The Reds are on the up and there should be some signings, such as cover for Andy Robertson or another attacker to give a rest to the likes of Salah and Mane.

However, it would be unlikely we splash the cash as we did in the previous summer.

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The German has made us a contender for the Premier League, and the man knows what the right moves for the Reds will be.

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World-class Liverpool target set to move away from La Liga club in the summer

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Latest Liverpool transfer news: James Rodriguez could be on his way to the Premier League

Sky Sports Germany (h/t Mirror) reports that James Rodriguez will not extend his stay with Bayern Munich and wants a new club in the summer.

The 27-year-old joined the Bavarians on a two-year loan deal in 2017 from Real Madrid, and the report claims that the Colombian has struggled to settle at the Bundesliga club.

Rodriguez has put up some great performances for the Bavarians this season and scored 7 goals in the Bundesliga.

Bayern had the choice of signing the Colombian permanently for £37million, but the report claims that Rodriguez isn’t interested in staying at the club.

The report adds that the 27-year-old will meet with agent Jorge Mendes and discuss his future move, and he isn’t interested in staying at Real Madrid too. Zinedine Zidane is back at the club, and he doesn’t see Rodriguez in his plans, according to the report.

Liverpool interested in Rodriguez

The report claims that Liverpool are interested in the Colombian but so are a couple of other Premier League sides.

Manchester United and Arsenal are also keeping tabs on the 27-year-old, and the report claims that Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain are also interested in Rodriguez.

James Rodriguez

James Rodriguez

Liverpool already have a fantastic first-team under Jurgen Klopp but could do with another attacking midfielder in the side.

Rodriguez’s time at Bayern has been average, to say the least, and there is no surety if he will fit into the scheme of things at Anfield.

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The Reds play a high-energy game under Klopp and it will be interesting to see who we sign once the season is complete.

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Boost for the Reds as Klopp provides positive news over two Liverpool stars returning to fitness

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Latest Liverpool news: Jurgen Klopp provides a positive update on two Liverpool players

Jurgen Klopp provided some positive news regarding Roberto Firmino’s return to the first-team.

The Brazilian missed our last three games and is working to regain fitness ahead of the Champions League final against Tottenham.

The forward is at our training camp at Marbella, and Klopp claimed that the Brazilian still needs to be looked after (h/t LiverpoolFC.com):

“Bobby looks really good [and] he is now part of training. It was not too long out, but of course we are still careful and want to make sure nothing happens.”

The manager added that Firmino had played in some of the smaller games with the rest of the players and it was “the first step to play football.”

“Today he was in around about 70 per cent of the session. Tomorrow he will probably be in completely, we will see, then hopefully it will be fine.”

More good news for Liverpool

Firmino returning to fitness for the final would be a huge boost to our attack.

The Brazilian has a great relationship with Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah, and the trio could cause Tottenham all sorts of problems.

Klopp also spoke about another injured player as Naby Keita is making a return from an abductor injury sustained against Barcelona at the Nou Camp:

“Naby is, I would say, a bit ahead of schedule, but that doesn’t mean anything for the final.”

The German added that the player is running and doing some work, and spoke about Keita possibly playing in the Africa Cup of Nations in the summer.

“For me, it would be good if Naby would be 100 per cent fit and could play the Africa Cup of Nations, to be 100 per cent honest.”

However, Klopp confirmed that Keita would not be playing in the tournament if he wasn’t completely fit, and claimed that the medical staff would work to get the Guinea midfielder back to his best.

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Liverpool have just over a week before the final and hopefully, we have Firmino ready to go against Spurs at the Wanda Metropolitano.

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Promising Liverpool starlet to sign new deal and join Scottish giants on loan

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Liverpool FC transfer news: Sheyi Ojo close to joining Steven Gerrard at Rangers

The Daily Star reports that 21-year-old winger Sheyi Ojo will sign a new five-year deal with Liverpool and then be on the move.

The English youngster was on loan at Reims last season but only made three starts for the Ligue 1 side. Ojo did play 18 games in all competitions for the French side, but most of them came off the bench.

The report claims that Ojo will be joining Rangers after signing a new deal with the Reds. Gers manager Steven Gerrard used his connections to sign a couple of players from Liverpool last season.

Ryan Kent was a success at the club, and the report claims that Gerrard is looking to keep the Englishman for another season.

However, Kent is expected to move to another club, and the report claims that Ojo would be his replacement for the Scottish giants.

Ojo needs to play regular football

The report claims that Ojo is highly rated at Anfield, and it should not come as a surprise if he is loaned out for another season.

The English winger will find it difficult to get regular minutes under Jurgen Klopp next season. Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane could do with some competition, however, Ojo hasn’t proven his ability in a top league yet.

It will be interesting to track his development next season and see if he performs better than Kent at Rangers.

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The Reds are blessed with young attacking talent at the moment, with Harry Wilson also shining at Derby County this season.

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