As the current season winds to a close and the prospect of Champions League qualification all but gone, Liverpool fans will be hoping absent players will return fit and the squad can be bolstered in the transfer market.
Jurgen Klopp has possibly dashed these hopes of new additions as he recently hinted at a quiet transfer window this summer. In his pre match press conference before a trip to Old Trafford (via the Irish Examiner) The Liverpool manager stated it would be difficult to sign sought after players due to the financial impact of Covid 19.
"I hear about really big money moves… is Kylian Mbappe going? Haaland? Sancho? I don’t see that happening a lot this summer. The situation is better than I would have thought a year ago but the financial situation is a year where everyone suffers."
"It depends on what happens if someone wants to leave, if we sell. We can never really plan early."
Klopp also spoke about the financial impact of not playing in the Champions League next season and that any signings that could be made would be late on in the window.
“We will see how the market will develop but for sure it won’t be an early market. It’s not good if you don’t go to the Champions League, but there is still a chance and while there is a chance we should not speak about it as no chance.”
The Liverpool manager believes that players returning from injury such as Virgil van Dijk, Jordan Henderson and Joe Gomez will rejuvenate the squad and feel like new additions, and that the Reds can challenge for the title again next season with their current squad.
"Getting the players back makes us better, definitely. These are our first transfers. We don’t know exactly when it will happen but it will happen.”
Although Jurgen Klopp has not totally ruled out any new incomings, his words will still concern many fans who believe fresh additions to the squad will be the only way the Reds can have success once again. Liverpool's squad is still very impressive as it is but it is clear they must add to this squad and also offload players.