Klopp provides update on Liverpool’s remaining transfer business

Jurgen Klopp admits there may still be some outgoings before the end of the transfer window, but Liverpool do not need to sell.

A number of Reds remain linked to an Anfield departure, with the foreign window still open until the end of the month.

19 players have already left the club this summer, including a blend of youth stars and fringe players heading out on both loan and permanent moves in search of regular first-team football.

Central defender Ragnar Klavan became the latest to depart on Friday as he sealed a £2million move to Serie A side Cagliari.

The Estonian is unlikely to be the last to leave, although Klopp has insisted the club won’t sell for the sake of it.

Speaking at his pre-match press conference, Klopp told Liverpoolfc.com: “First of all, how is the need for us? So, can we give him the opportunity if he wants to leave? Can we do that or not? That’s it.”

“That’s maybe a bit of the problem that the transfer window closed in England and the whole European world was waiting for that moment and starts now trying to dump prices or whatever to get good football players. That will not happen. We are not in a financial need situation where we have to do that.”

He added: “But I really think we could give a few players the opportunity – but we have to see how many. There is no number in my mind at the moment.”

Simon Mignolet could still move on this summer after falling further down the goalkeeping pecking order following the arrival of Alisson.

The Belgian has been strongly linked to Italian giants Napoli, although it remains to be seen if that deal remains alive following the club’s signing of David Ospina on loan.

Midfielder Marko Grujic is another who may be sold following the collapse of his proposed loan return to Cardiff City.

Liverpool recently rejected an offer from Torino for the Serbian having not been open to giving the club an option to buy at the end of a loan.

U23s stars Pedro Chirivella and Matty Virtue are also set to leave before there end of the month.