"I'm very happy with my team" - Klopp plays down Liverpool's potential transfer activity

LFC Globe
27th August 2020
Jurgen Klopp

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp kept his cards close to his chest regarding potential transfers amidst rumours of a move for Bayern Munich's Thiago.

The Reds have been heavily linked with a move for Thiago, with midfielder said to be keen on a move to following seven hugely-successful years at the Allianz.

Liverpool were expected to splash the cash on new faces this summer following three relatively quiet transfer windows, But the coronavirus pandemic's impact on football clubs and their finances has potentially shelved those plans, including a move for Thiago.

Klopp has reiterated in the past few months that a big-money move would represent a significant risk for the club, who are unable to plan ahead or forecast their financial status due to uncertainty surrounding fans returning to stadiums and TV rights payments.

When directly about the possibility of Thiago, Klopp told ServusTV: “There are a lot of interesting players out there, but if someone is interesting for us I can´t say right now.

“Due to COVID, you have to think five times about what you can and what you can´t do. We always have to pay attention to the financial aspect.

“We don´t know how much money will come in. Nobody knows, but it seems like some other teams have a more positive outlook on the future. If you take a look at , for example, yeah!

“But I am very happy with my team right now. If something transfer-related will happen, we have to see.”

What makes this transfer saga particularly interesting is the possibility of 's exit from the club, with latest reports suggesting the Dutchman is eyeing a move from .

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Additionally, the Telegraph's Chris Bascombe reports that Wijnaldum will not be offered a to his current deal, which runs out at the end of next season.

While Bascombe suggests there are no plans for Wijnaldum to leave the club this summer, he could be allowed to depart should a suitable bid be made for his services.

Liverpool have signed left-back from Olympiakos so far this summer. Further incomings are expected but it is clear Klopp is willing to stick with his current squad if no suitable additions can be found.

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