Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp says the Reds are already planning for the summer transfer window, with early stage talks taking place with agents.
Liverpool are almost guaranteed to be in European competition next season, whether it be via the Champions League or Europa League, and Klopp knows he needs new signings to strengthen his squad.
Klopp is said to be targeting a handful of top quality additions – not simply squad players, but players who can come in and make an impact. Which will be music to fans’ ears.
“We already have a good squad and a few more good players will make it even better. There’s a good base,” he explained to the Echo.
Players such as Julian Brandt have been heavily linked in recent weeks, but signing a player doesn’t just happen over night, often months of groundwork has to be done in order to land a high-profile player.
“We are in talks with different people – players, agents, all that stuff,” explained Klopp.
“Not a lot of decisions have been already made at this point. But we are on the way. At the end I’m sure we will have a really good squad.”
Klopp says he doesn’t think Champions League football is needed to attract the players he wants, but admits “if we are in the Champions League then it would have an influence. We would need a deeper squad and you have to be prepared for that. No question.”
Some fans may argue that you need a deeper squad for the Europa League, but a better quality squad for the Champions League.
“We will adapt our plans to the number of tournaments we play next year,” said the boss.
Hinting at potential departures, Klopp said: “We don’t block opportunities, we don’t keep someone for just maybe one or two cup games.”
Which could mean a player like Kevin Stewart, who has started just four games this season – all in the cup – could find his time at Anfield up.