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  • David Tyrer

Klopp: LFC unlikely to spend big this summer

According to Liverpool's main man 'in the know'at the Times, Paul Joyce, Liverpool are not currently planning to go big in the transfer window this coming summer.

From the start of 2018 and through to the end of last summer, the Reds spent more more on players than we have in the club's history. As both Jurgen Klopp and FSG came to the realisation that, if we we're to try to level Man City's playing field, we'd have to at least buy a few big-money players.

That began, of course, with the signing of Virgil Van Dijk last January before brining in the likes of Alisson, Fabinho, Naby Keita and Xherdan Shaqiri in the summer.

But, according to Jurgen Klopp, the players will improve again and he doesn't see the need too splash out so extravagantly again.

Jurgen said: "I don’t want to talk exactly what we will do, but I don’t think this is a team at the moment where we have to spend the big money or whatever.

"The best way to do it is bring together a group of players, try to develop them all together and then stay together for a while. And that was maybe the main problem of Liverpool for the last decade. When they had a good team after a season they went all over the world. That will not happen this year, for sure."

With so many players at the club being 25 or under (such as Oxlade-Chamberlain, Joe Gomez, Andy Robertson, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Naby Keita and Fabinho), Klopp believes there is still plenty of room for them to get even better.

He went on: "It is massive [potential for growth].

"I think the steps are really obvious but it is still about a natural confidence. We have to start looking at ourselves how other teams see us.

"When you think about how Bayern faced us here – I saw Bayern playing a lot in the last years but I never saw them being that defensive. When Manchester City came here, it was similar. Wow. They had a lot of respect for us but I am not sure we always have the same amount of respect for ourselves. For sure, it will come, step by step, that is why I was so happy for the game at Bayern. There was a little sign at least for that.

"The boys have so much space for improvement in all departments."

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