Jurgen Kloppreiterated that it will be a quiet transfer window at Anfield this summer after watching Liverpool start their pre-season with a 6-0 win over Tranmere Rovers.
Goals from Nathaniel Clyne, Rhian Brewster (2), Curtis Jones, Divock Origi and Paul Glatzel handed the Reds a thumping victory at Prenton Park over their League One opponents.
With a number of Liverpool’s first-team players still yet to report for pre-season training due to various international commitments, Klopp handed some of his young players a chance to impress.
Brewster looked particularly sharp as he set-up Clyne’s opener before scoring two himself, while 17-year-old Dutch defender Ki-Jana Hoever was another standout performer in the second half.
Speaking post-match, Klopp suggested that he would look to promote from within to bolster his squad rather than enter the transfer market for reinforcements.
‘Rhian Brewster, [Alex] Oxlade-Chamberlain didn’t play last year, all the young boys today are all new players for us so that’s all good,’ he said after the game.
‘The transfer market is open, I don’t know exactly until when [August 8]. The whole of Europe had the wonderful idea to close the transfer window early and the only country that did it was England! We close it three weeks before all the others.
‘So yeah, we will see what we do, I don’t think it will be the biggest transfer window of all time.’
One player who does appear to be on the verge of joining Liverpool is 16-year-old midfielderHarvey Elliott who watched their victory over Tranmere from the stands.
The England U17 international has agreed personal terms with Liverpool but they will have to pay his current club Fulham compensation to sign him which will be set by a tribunal.
Liverpool’s only signing so far this summer is Dutch defender Sepp van den Berg who joined in a deal worth up to £4.4m from PEC Zwolle.
Van den Berg did not feature against Tranmere as his deal is still pending FIFA clearance.