Klopp baffled by claims Liverpool are ‘missing’ a player ahead of the new season

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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp speaks Credit: PA Images
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp speaks Credit: PA Images

Jurgen Klopp does not understand why people think Liverpool need a new midfielder ahead of the new Premier League season.

The Reds have brought in Fabio Carvalho, Darwin Nunez and Calvin Ramsay so far this summer with multiple reports claiming they won’t be signing any more players this summer.

However, they continue to get linked with players and Paul Merson recently commented that he thought Liverpool needed more energy in midfield.

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There have been suggestions that Liverpool could do with a box-to-box midfielder in the transfer window but Klopp doesn’t buy that theory.

Klopp was quoted in The Athletic as saying: “I do not understand. People told me about this discussion but the last thing that would have crossed my mind is that we have to do this (sign another midfielder).

“No, (we’re not looking to buy), I can say that. I don’t think something will happen in midfield. You never know, if somebody comes to me and says ‘I want to go’… but nobody came to me yet. If that happens, then we have to talk new. But if the situation stays like it is, then tell me why would we?

“We can go through it. Where do you want to start? So, Fabinho, (Jordan) Henderson, Thiago, (James) Milner, (Naby) Keita, Curtis Jones, Harvey Elliott, Fabio Carvalho, (Alex) Oxlade-Chamberlain. Now you tell me what kind of player are we missing?”

On potentially needing another midfielder who can make telling contributions in the final third, Liverpool boss Klopp added: “I know all these things, that we don’t score enough goals from midfield, but what do we want? This ‘Golden Cow’ that is producing absolutely everything, milk as well!

“Do we want a midfielder who is offensive, 1.95m tall and arrives into the box to head balls in? Do we miss that? OK, apart from that!

“We have three players in the squad who can easily play as a No 6. Fabinho, of course, but also Hendo and Milly played it fine.

“Creativity? If we bring in a player just for that, we immediately make it more difficult for Harvey, Curtis and Fabio. They can all play different positions as well, of course: Curtis can play a line higher and Harvey and Fabio can play there, too.

“We can play a different system as well, where we might only need two midfielders, but then all these guys can play as a No 10 in the new system. So where is the need for a midfielder? The day when somebody comes to me and tells me why exactly…”

 

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