Jurgen Klopp is looking to repeat last summer’s transfer efficiency, with the Liverpool manager keen on getting his business done early.
The Reds didn’t sign a single player in August last year – a month in which so many clubs bring in new players.
Gini Wijnaldum and Alex Manninger were the latest of Klopp’s six signings to arrive at Anfield, with the duo signing on the dotted line on July 22.
It meant Liverpool didn’t have any new faces coming in during a fair chunk of pre-season, allowing for stability and preparation time for the new Premier League season.
This summer is a crucial one for the Reds, and it is clear that a number of top signings are required, in order to compete both domestically and in Europe.
Klopp seemingly wants to conduct things in a similar manner to 12 months ago, with the German eager to complete his purchases sooner rather than later.
“The season is done. We have a bit of work to do with transfers and then at the start of July we begin pre-season. We have a lot to improve on, “Klopp said after the Reds’ post-season friendly in Sydney on Wednesday.
“I wish the signings happened tomorrow but the best scenario is that they are done for the start of pre-season.
“I don’t know if that will happen this time, we will see. But when they are all fit and healthy then we already have a really strong squad.”
This is a good approach to transfers, and it also highlights how organised Klopp is in the transfer window, especially compared to other managers.
He is not one to recklessly spend money on players late in the day, and he will know exactly who he wants and when he needs to sign them by.
With plenty of funds available and the lure of the Champions League, this could be one of the most exciting summers at Anfield in a number of years.
Hopefully August is another quiet month on transfers – otherwise, something hasn’t gone to plan!