Jurgen Klopp has hinted that he will look to blood Liverpool’s youngsters instead of splashing the cash on a blockbuster summer transfer. Klopp has suggested the financial uncertainty caused by the coronavirus pandemic, coupled with an emerging crop of talented youngsters, means he doesn’t have to splash the cash.
Jurgen Klopp said “Maybe at a later point in the year, if the transfer window is still open, we will know more, But this squad – look at it! It is not a squad you have to change now and say, ‘OK, we need this position and this position’. If you are a football supporter, you want a back-up for him and him. Even if you are completely happy with everyone, you want back-ups. We don’t have a first XI, we have a first 16 or 17, they can all play to the same level. What we want is to create are our transfers internally. So now, Neco Williams… people may have seen him against Arsenal and said, ‘Ah, yes. Nice game, he fights’. But if Vitor Matos (Liverpool’s elite development coach) was not here, he would not be here because he has helped a lot. So bring the boys up! Curtis Jones, Harvey Elliott, Ki-Jana Hoever, Sepp van den Berg, Yasser Larouci, Leighton Clarkson, Jake Cain, all these boys, they have done really well. And a few I don’t know yet but I will know them. We cannot spend millions and millions because we want to. We never wanted that. We want to strengthen this squad but this squad is strong and how do you improve it in the transfer market?”