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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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Jurgen Klopp in training

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.

Jurgen Klopp

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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Transfer Watch: Liverpool’s midfield target scores stunning hat-trick against Mainz



James Rodriguez

James Rodriguez

Latest Liverpool news: Liverpool target James Rodriguez scores hat-trick for Bayern Munich

Liverpool have been linked with Real Madrid star James Rodriguez, according to El Confidencial (h/t Mirror).

The 27-year-old is on loan at Bayern Munich and is set to complete his two-year spell in the Bundesliga.

The report claims that Bayern might not sign the Colombian at the end of the two-year spell and Real would be looking to sell the former Monaco star.

Rodriguez hasn’t been consistent during his time in Germany, and he was poor in Bayern’s 3-1 loss to Liverpool in their Champions League exit in midweek.

However, the Colombian returned to form for Bayern as they scored six past a hapless Mainz side

Rodriguez on fire against Mainz

The Colombian scored a brilliant hat-trick in the 6-0 win over Mainz as they kept their spot at the top of the Bundesliga.

The first goal wasn’t great but the second one was a screamer from outside the box. The Colombian then had the poise to chip the onrushing the keeper to complete his hat-trick.

Rodriguez could do a good job for us but his price point will be a big concern. The report suggests that Real would be looking at a minimum of £59m for the 27-year-old.

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The Colombian hasn’t been able to replicate his form from the 2014 World Cup at Real and Bayern, and maybe another change in scenery could get the attacker’s career back on track.

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La liga giants interested in 22-year-old Liverpool target starring in Germany



Julian Brandt

Julian Brandt

Liverpool FC transfer news: Spanish giants interested in Liverpool target Julian Brandt

Julian Brandt is one of the brightest players in the Bundesliga, and Bild (h/t Calciomercato) reports that Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid are interested in the 22-year-old.

The report claims that the Liverpool target has a release clause of €25m should Bayer Leverkusen fail to finish in the Champions League positions in the Bundesliga.

The top four in Germany make it to the Champions League with Leverkusen holding the sixth spot at the moment.

The report adds that the club is preparing for life without Brandt and the activation of the release clause.

Brandt lighting it up in the Bundesliga

The 22-year-old has scored four goals and provided nine assists in the Bundesliga this season. The German international can play in several positions across the pitch and it will be interesting to see where he lands up next season.

Liverpool could do with more attacking players, especially as cover for Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane.

Brandt would be a fantastic signing for the Reds given his age and potential, and his release clause isn’t that high either.

Jurgen Klopp has had a great run regarding his transfers with most of them performing well since moving to Anfield.

The Reds were busy in the transfer window in the summer and Klopp recently claimed that Liverpool would not spend huge in the summer.

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Klopp has built a formidable side at Anfield and we need just a few more quality signings to take us to another level.

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Liverpool to battle London giants for 19-year-old attacker with €30m release clause



Jota Benfica

Jota Benfica

Latest Liverpool transfer news: Liverpool interested in Benfica youngster Jota

Liverpool are interested in 19-year-old Benfica forward Jota, also known as Joao Filipe, according to the Telegraph.

The report claims that the forward has a release clause of €30million and the youngster made his breakthrough to the first-team recently.

Liverpool face competition from Tottenham and Arsenal as they keep tabs on the teenager. The report claims that Tottenham sent scouts to watch the youngster in action during the Europa League clash against Dinamo Zagreb.

The youngster can play out wide or as a central striker, and the report claims that Jota could be sold before participating in this years U20 World Cup in Poland.

Benfica holding tight to their stars

Jota is another talent coming through the Benfica academy and the report claims that their president will not allow players to leave below their respective release clauses.

Mohamed Salah of Liverpool

Mohamed Salah

The report adds that Jota’s contract is up in 2022 and there are discussions to increase his release substantially by offering him a new deal.

Jota could be an exciting talent for the future and it is to be seen how we deal with this link. The Reds could do with more attacking options given that only Xherdan Shaqiri is an out-and-out winger in the first-team.

Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane don’t have a lot of competition on the wings and we have seen Divock Origi and Daniel Sturridge play out wide this season.

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Spending €30m on a player with potential is certainly risky, however, Jurgen Klopp’s success rate with transfers at Liverpool has been high.

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