Jurgen Klopp says he is "happy" with his Liverpool defenders ahead of the 2017-18 Premier League season.
Southampton centre-back Virgil van Dijk was a key target for the Merseyside club earlier this summer, but they withdrew their interest after the Saints complained to the Premier League over an alleged illegal approach.
However, the former Dortmund boss Klopp, insists he is happy with his defence and doesn't think he needs more recruits in that department.
"Look out there and tell me five that would make us stronger. Five. Then you win a prize. It's difficult how it is," said Klopp as skysports.com quoted, following Liverpool's 3-1 win over Athletic Bilbao last weekend.
"We have four. I don't think we need more. We cannot force the things and we would never get a centre back just because (of the sake of it).
"I'm happy. You can imagine we are still working on different things and we will see if it works. I am already here to work with this squad and not just always thinking 'but if we don't get this or this'."