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Klopp wants "ideal" Liverpool additions before transfer window closes

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp would "ideally" like to add one or two new signings to his squad before the transfer window closes on October 5, according to a report.

The Reds have so far had a quiet summer in the transfer market, with their only senior addition coming in the form of the Greek left-back Kostas Tsimikas from Olympiakos.

Tsimikas arrived just as Dejan Lovren was departing for Zenit St Petersburg for a similar fee, leading to many supporters lamenting the fact that the Premier League champions aren't spending the type of money that their competitors in the top-flight are this summer.

The Reds remain strongly linked with a move for the Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara, while Watford wide man Ismaila Sarr is also said to be on their radar.

A new centre-back is also on Liverpool's agenda as they look to replace Lovren in the squad, with a defensive shake-up suggested by many following the manner of the 4-3 win over Leeds United on the opening weekend of the season.

Several Liverpool fringe players are also set to be shipped out by the club, with the likes of Harry Wilson and Marko Grujic considered to be players who the club think could generate good money for.

A report from The Athletic adds that Klopp would like Liverpool to add up to a couple of players this summer, but his strong relationship with the owners means that he is only interested in moves that are right for the club in a financial sense.

Klopp works closely with Liverpool sporting director Michael Edwards and FSG president Mike Gordon, and no first-team transfer will be completed without all three men agreeing on all details of the deal.

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