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Liverpool FC Manager Jurgen Klopp: If the right player becomes available, we will buy.

Liverpool FC manager Jurgen Klopp
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp tells Sky Sports they will buy if they find the right player. [Getty]

Liverpool FC will only get active in the transfer market if they find the right player.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says they will make a signing if the right player becomes available.

The Premier League champions haven’t been aggressive in the transfer market this summer, signing one player in left-back Konstantinos Tsimikas so far and the transfer window shuts on October 5.

Speaking ahead of the Reds' Premier League opener against Leeds at Anfield, Klopp exclusively told Sky Sports he is not worried if they bring in a new player or not: "Since I've been here, there has not been one transfer window where I've thought: 'If we don't get this player, we cannot start the season'. Not once.

“We are in a luxury situation that if we can bring somebody in, it will be a really good player, and if we don't, we have really good players."

[If an exceptional player becomes available, can the club do it?] "It was always the case. Always the case. This club, since I am here, and before, spends what we earn. That was always the case. I don't know why this is so surprising now, it's nothing new. Pretty much everything we earn, we spend, if we have to in the moment. If not, we don't, because it makes no sense to throw money away.

"When I speak about the difficulty of the times we live in at the moment, people might think: 'Really? In football as well?' Yes! Surprisingly enough, in football as well! Uncertainty means uncertainty for all of us.

"It must fit to the group. Influence from outside, which a transfer is, can help, 100 percent. If we can find the right player, it will probably happen, if not, then it won't."

The German coach reckons the 2020-21 Premier League season will be tough for everyone involved but he welcomes the 'challenge to show again the greed, the desire, and the mentality to be successful again'.

The Liverpool boss said: "It's a big one for all of us. I think it will be tough, tougher, the toughest probably. From 10 days on, when we play every three days, particularly the top five or six who have qualified for Europe, because European competition will be more intense than ever before.

"There's nothing experience-wise from the past that is helpful. You go to a different country to play, and two days later you play again. That's from late September to December at least. That's tough.

"We don't know how long we have to play without supporters, which makes this intense period even trickier, because the crowd can give you a boost in a game, so we have to do that by ourselves pretty much.

"In terms of being champions? Being Liverpool is always a challenge, wherever you go, they want to win anyway. Our challenge again will be to show again the greed, the desire, the mentality which we showed in the last years, to be successful again, as successful as possible.

"We spoke very early in pre-season about these challenges. Doing the good things again is part of the answer, try to improve them, and work on the things that didn't work out as well."

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