Published: Fri, July 12, 2019
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Klopp plans quiet end to the transfer window

Klopp plans quiet end to the transfer window

On Thursday, Premier League giants Liverpool thrashed Tranmere Rovers by a scoreline of 6-0 in their first friendly game of the 2019-20 pre-season.

The 24-year-old, who scored the second goal in the Champions League final as Liverpool won their sixth European Cup, agreed to fresh terms on Wednesday.

Speaking after the game, Jurgen Klopp said he was delighted with the display considering pre-season training only started a week ago.

"He played a really good game and I saw other good performances - Harry [Wilson] and Ryan [Kent] in the first half and then in the second half incredibly strong". They are all new players for us, that's all good.

That decision was vindicated as the Belgium global contributed five of the club's most important goals in 2018-19 - two in the Champions League semifinal win against Barcelona, late winners in the Premier League against Everton and Newcastle in addition to his strike against Spurs in the UCL final - despite limited game time. I'm really happy. He has an important role this year, but how important?

"One hundred per cent, but again it depends on him as well", said Klopp. Divock Origi stays, which is good news.

Jurgen Klopp's side next face Bradford City on Sunday before going on their USA tour where they will face Borussia Dortmund, Sevilla, Sporting and Napoli.

"The transfer market is open".

The 17-year-old centre-back arrived late last month in a £1.5million deal and is viewed as a player who can be developed into a contender for the main squad fairly quickly after already making 23 senior appearances for Dutch side PEC Zwolle.

Liverpool have so far signed youngster Sepp Van Den Berg but are not expected to make any major signings this summer.

Goals from Rhian Brewster (2), Nathaniel Clyne, Curtis Jones, Divock Origi and Bobby Duncan sealed a comfortable victory for the Reds in the absence of their star players. "We will see what we do, but I don't think it will be the biggest transfer window of all time".

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