Jurgen Klopp, the Liverpool manager, has said that he is still determined to land his top summer transfer targets but has asked fans to be patient.
The team have already signed Mohamed Salah from Roma and Dominic Solanke from Chelsea. It is thought that Klopp is interested in RB Leipzig midfielder Naby Keita as well as Hull left-back Andrew Robertson.
However, Klopp has said that he is operating in a complicated transfer market.
“You go out and see the car that you have been dreaming about your whole life. You say ‘here is the money’ but they say to you ‘I don’t want to sell the car’. You say ‘but I have got the money’ but they say ‘I don’t want to sell’. They say ‘go for another car in another colour’ but you say ‘that’s okay but I want this’. Things like this happen in life, not only football. It is pretty simple. You can imagine how it works.”
He said that he could understand fans’ frustration but urged that them to be patient and said that while they won’t have everyone there for the first day of training, there will be more arrivals before the window closes.
He also said that he has the financial backing of the club’s owners and they are willing to do all that they can to help him sign the players that he wants, “If they could make it quicker, you can imagine they would be here and trying. It’s not about money or something like this.”
He added, “I felt we already had a pretty good side last year, especially when everyone is fit and that gives me a good feeling.”