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No big-name signing in this window, says Liverpool's Klopp

Jurgen Klopp (Getty Images)
Jurgen Klopp (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has once again moved to temper expectations, saying he doesn't expect to spend "crazy money" in the transfer window.

The Reds have been very quiet in the ongoing transfer window, with teenage Dutch defender Sepp van den Berg the only new face to arrive at Anfield.

The European champions have been linked to a whole host of names, including the likes of Nicolas Pepe, Philippe Coutinho, Kai Havertz and Philipp Max, but there appears to be little movement from those in charge of recruitment on Merseyside.

With both Manchester City and Tottenham having broken their transfer records this summer, Liverpool could be seen as lagging behind ahead of the resumption of the battle for honours next month.

Klopp says there is still a chance the Reds could make a splash in the transfer window before it shuts.

However, he believes that even if they don't sign anyone else, he has the strength in depth to cope with the challenges of the 2019/20 season.

"It's not easy," Klopp told the Liverpool Echo. "I said last year that to improve the team is not easy with reasonable money. With crazy money, you always can do it - okay, you pay whatever you want, then it's possible.

"We are not a club like that. We cannot do that. We are really wealthy, but we cannot do what some other teams are doing. That's how it is.

"But we don't have to. We have to find solutions during the season. Yes, you find sometimes the solution in the transfer market and we have done that. I don't have to name the players, everybody knows. But otherwise you have to find the solutions on the training ground and that's what we do now.

"We are still looking but it will not be the [biggest] transfer window of LFC. It just will be a transfer window. We will see what we do and if we haven't done anything by the end, it will be for different reasons."

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