Liverpool reached agreement with RB Leipzig for Ibrahima Konaté’s transfer in May, just weeks after the completion of the 2020/21 season.
Apart from the centre-back’s addition, the Reds largely have an unchanged squad from last season as they welcome back certain players who missed part of the previous campaign with serious injuries.
Jürgen Klopp has given a detailed interview to Norway’s TV2, and suggested new faces are unlikely to arrive at the club in the final weeks of the transfer window, unless others leave.
“It is summer and the transfer window is open, then everyone expects some player signings. We will see what happens,” he said.
“Let’s go through the squad. Do you want to buy a new fullback? A new goalkeeper? We already have good players there.”
“In midfield, we have players with a lot of experience, such as Thiago, Fabinho, Henderson, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Naby Keita. In addition, we have exciting young boys in Harvey Elliott and Curtis Jones.
“In the attack, we have Sadio Mané, Roberto Firmino, Mohamed Salah, Diogo Jota, Xherdan Shaqiri, Takumi Minamino and Divock Origi.
“I’ve definitely forgotten someone… If you want to buy such players, you have to spend a lot of money. We do not have to do that, because the players are already here.
“You have to make changes from time to time, but then there must be room to do it. We do not want more players. If something happens somewhere, something can happen somewhere else, but it makes no sense to add more players.”
The Premier League side’s failure to extend Georginio Wijnaldum’s contract saw the midfielder leave the club as a free agent.
Although they have tied down Trent Alexander-Arnold, Fabinho and Alisson Becker’s long-term futures by extending their contracts, several Liverpool players have their contracts expiring in 12 to 24 months.
“The transfer market has been interesting. We have tried to extend contracts with key players in the club, something we are still going to try on,” Klopp explained.
“Some clubs have a different approach, which is seen from the outside perhaps more exciting, but extending contracts with good players is a challenge in itself in today’s football.”
Most of the players currently at Liverpool have enjoyed success at Anfield, winning the title and the Champions League.
When sharing his thoughts on the men available at his disposal for next season, Klopp said: “We are a good football team, that’s all I know. I do not know who will be the best. But some clubs have the opportunity to join it, and we’re going to do ours to join the race for the league title.
“When you see what the other teams are doing on the transfer market, it is clear that they also have big ambitions. But we are still here and should do our best.”
The former Borussia Dortmund manager also stressed the importance of having luck on their side.
“To have success, one must also have some luck. We didn’t have much of that last year, not until the last ten games. Then Alisson scored an important goal in extra time against West Brom, and it was a little luck, but it was not like that luck pursued us all season. We need a little more luck this year,” Klopp concluded.