Klopp makes Liverpool transfer revelation

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp insists he wants to complete his summer transfer business before the start of pre-season.

The Reds chief is likely to freshen up his first-team squad at Anfield with a number of new additions, following their return to the Champions League ahead of next season.

Klopp burst out of the blocks a year ago with the signing of five senior players, including £30million man Sadio Mane, all before July 20.

The German has hailed the importance of having a settled squad well-ahead of the start of the season, and admits he wants to have new players in ‘as soon as possible.

When asked when new signings will be arriving, he told the club’s official website: “I wish tomorrow but unfortunately that’s not really likely. The best scenario is that you have them for the start of pre-season but I’m not sure if that will happen this time.

“It’s different with all different players so we will see. That’s not a big problem because we all know if they are fit and healthy we have a really strong squad and that means we could start with this squad.

“But that doesn’t mean I would prefer this, I would love to have them in as soon as possible.”

Klopp’s transfer revelation will please fans, because it proves his willingness to get their transfer business out of the way at the earliest opportunity, while some of their rivals, for example, may take a longer approach.

He has already identified a number of potential targets, while the Mirror claim Liverpool have already ‘clinched’ the signing of left-back Andrew Robertson from Hull.

Liverpool will begin their pre-season training regime ahead of the friendly match against German Bundesliga outfit Hertha BSC on July 29.

The Reds are now set for a short summer rest period after the curtain came down on the 2016-17 season last week, having also travelled to Australia to face Sydney in a friendly.

Liverpool won the game comfortably by a 3-0 margin, with goals from Daniel Sturridge, Alberto Moreno and Roberto Firmino.

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