Video: “I can’t believe how obsessed you all are” – Jurgen Klopp on transfer frenzy

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Jurgen Klopp has blasted the nature of the English media, following a clamour for further additions to his Liverpool squad.

The Reds are two games into their 2016/17 campaign, but despite Klopp adding seven players already this summer, calls have continued for more signings.

Most notably, Liverpool have looked in need of a left-back and a defensive midfielder, with the likes of Alberto Moreno, James Milner and Jordan Henderson all struggling so far.

But speaking ahead of Tuesday night’s League Cup clash with Burton Albion, Klopp shot down questions on potential transfers.

“I really wait for the day when the transfer window closes, because I can’t believe how obsessed you all are with it,” he said.

“You don’t for a second believe in improvement on the training pitch.

“I understand after Arsenal it was far away from being a perfect game.

“Everybody said we scored four, so obviously we can score, but we conceded three, so obviously we have defensive problems.

“Then we played at Burnley, had 81 percent ball possession and didn’t score a goal, so now we could say we need another striker!”

Klopp has reiterated his stance that the majority of his work will come in improving his current squad at Melwood, putting his faith in Moreno and Milner at left-back.

The German also highlighted Emre Can and Lucas Leiva as his two key options in the holding role in midfield on Sunday night.

Both were absent for Sunday’s clash with Burnley, but the former could return at the Pirelli Stadium on Tuesday, where Liverpool will be hoping to kick off another run to the League Cup final.



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