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Klopp: Quiet transfer window for Liverpool

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Jurgen Klopp has told Liverpool fans to expect a quieter transfer window than usual, claiming both Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Rhian Brewster are like “new signings”.

The Reds kick-started their pre-season campaign with a 6-0 trashing of Tranmere at Prenton Park, with Brewster netting twice. Liverpool will be determined to go one better in the Premier League next season after narrowly missing out on being crowned Premier League champions by one point.

When Klopp was asked whether Liverpool fan can expect a busy transfer window this summer, he told Sky Sports: “We brought them already. Oxlade-Chamberlain, Rhian Brewster, they didn’t play last year. All the young boys today, they’re all new players for us.

“The transfer market is open I don’t know exactly until when, when does it finish? [Interviewer: August 8]. August 8! This wonderful country, the whole of Europe had the idea to close the transfer window early and the only country who did it was England finally. So we close it three weeks before the others.

“We will see what we do, but I don’t think it will be the biggest transfer window of all time.”

The Liverpool player had special praise for 19-year-old Brewster. He said: “I love the boy, he is a fantastic player.

“We knew Rhian was a good player before. Why should I play it down? I just don’t want to talk after a game about the guy who scored two goals.

“I saw a really good game and Rhian is a fantastic player, 100 per cent [it is a big season] but it depends on him as well.

“Rhian Brewster is a top striker, he is a top talent and I have told him already that he has an important role this year but how important depends on him.”

The European champions came ever-so close to clinching the league title last season and will have to display another outstanding campaign if they are to challenge again. Liverpool are currently priced at 9/4 to win the Premier League next season, and you can get a range of mobile betting offers here. With just one defeat last season (to Manchester City) it is imperative that the Reds continue to look forwards. It will be extremely difficult to replicate the form of last season, but with the players at Klopp’s disposal, you wouldn’t rule it out.

Former Liverpool striker Peter Crouch announced his retirement from football after enduring a 20-year career in the sport and spoke to talkSPORT about Liverpool’s lack of transfer activity. He said: “Jurgen Klopp’s recruitment has just been first class.

“When he first went in there, the club was struggling. It wasn’t the Liverpool we know.

“What they did last season, it would have been a real travesty if they’d not ended up winning something – and I think they’ll push Manchester City all the way next year, and I don’t think they need to make any rash signings just for signing’s sake.”

Klopp is right. The return of Oxlade-Chamberlain will feel like a new signing, adding an abundance of energy into the Reds’ midfield. Not only will his energetic nature be a breath of fresh air in our midfield set up, the technical quality he possesses will help us when rapidly transitioning from defence to attack.

The front three of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino have demonstrated on countless occasions their prolific nature, no matter the opposition; if it isn’t broken, don’t try and fix it.

As for next season, the aim simply must be to win the Premier League. Klopp has the quality at his disposal to do so, and with the added pressure on City to perform on the European stage in the Champions League, now is an excellent opportunity to do so.

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