With Liverpool busy preparing for the first game of their US tour, Jurgen Klopp has once again reiterated his message to fans that this would be a quiet transfer window.
The usual social media rumours have been trotted out concerning big name signings on a daily basis, but Klopp has stuck firmly to a script that is almost 6 months old.
Back in the middle of March this year he said:
'Liverpool won't spend big this summer, this squad can compete for Europe's top prizes for years.'
Just over 10 weeks later he was right. Liverpool lifted the biggest prize in European football, defeating Spurs in Madrid to win a sixth Champions League title.
But despite the huge income gains of UEFA prize money the strategy has not changed.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Rhian Brewster are both back after long term injuries during last season and Klopp clearly believes they both have promising parts to play in the season ahead.
“How I said, it will not be the biggest transfer window of LFC. We invested a lot in the team in the last two years We cannot spend every year in the same manner.
“People talk about it like, ‘Now another £300m or £200m’. There are maybe only two clubs in the world – it looks in the moment like Barcelona and Madrid can do the same – City and PSG that can do it every year.
“But we are fine. I’m happy with the team, we're really happy. We have to see if we can find maybe one position, if we find something for it, but there’s no real pressure because it’s not about signing a player.
"We have solutions for all the situations.
Klopp and his backroom team believe the squad are sufficiently strong enough that only players of the top calibre are required within the existing setup.
“Do we have exactly the solution that everybody from outside would be 100 per cent happy? I don’t think so because people want to have world-class here, world-class here and the guy on the bench has to be world-class as well. That’s not so easy. But we are of course working on it.
“On the outgoing side, we are relaxed. The young boys are here and enjoyed working with us a lot. Not to forget Naby and Shaq are injured still and are not here with us. Players will come back.
“I’m really looking forward to the season, it will be really exciting again.”
Liverpool get their three game US tour underway in the early hours of Saturday morning (UK time) when they face Borussia Dortmund at the Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend.