Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has urged supporters to stay patient despite their lack of transfer business this summer, saying the club simply don't have the financial muscle of the continent's biggest spenders.
The 2019 summer transfer window has, so far, been a rather quiet one for Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool. They snapped up Sepp van den Berg for £1.3 million before acquiring Harvey Elliot from Fulham. Sorry. Everybody has to pay bills; we have to pay bills. Now we have to work with that.
Klopp seems to rate Kent highly, and the Liverpool manager's comments suggest that the winger could be given a chance for the Reds' first team this season.
According to French sports daily L'Equipe, Liverpool boss Klopp is a huge admirer of Ribery and would like to see him in the squad at Anfield. Now it looks like we are not.
"When the season comes I've got no doubt that we'll be ready, but we can't get in the habit of losing or drawing because then it starts to sink in and you start getting used to it and that's not what we need". "I like Phil, I think he is a fantastic footballer, but it would take a great, great, great, great, great, great, great amount of money and this year we can not".
"You can not do it constantly".
Liverpool will contest in the Community Shield, the European Super Cup, the FIFA Club World Cup, The Champions League, the Carabao Cup, the FA Cup and, of course, the Premier League this season. Madrid, Barcelona, City and PSG. Whatever they need, they do. I know how people will take it, that I am jealous or whatever. "I am not at all jealous!" he told reporters. We have a real strong team - the front three are not here, Naby and Shaq were not here.
"Shall we sell five players to make space for five new ones?"
It makes a lot of sense, in theory; Liverpool put up a 97-point league campaign and won the Champions League without them - surely they'll achieve more with them around?
Will Liverpool add any more new faces before the transfer deadline?