Jurgen Klopp clearly prefers as Liverpool look set to complete transfer business before July 8

In an ideal world, Jurgen Klopp would prefer to have his transfer business completed before the start of pre-season.

Twelve months ago, the new arrivals were all signed and sealed as early as June 20 when Calvin Ramsay joined Darwin Nunez and Fabio Carvalho through the doors of the AXA Training Center in Kirkby.

A year earlier, Ibrahima Konate’s signature was captured at the end of May after his release clause was triggered at RB Leipzig, allowing him to join in time for the summer programme, which saw Liverpool spend a month away from Merseyside in two camps in Austria and France.

Klopp insisted at his final pre-match press conference of the Premier League season last month that he hoped he would be able to toast the completion of his transfer business within “six or seven weeks” of the final whistle on 28 May

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The Reds boss said: “The better players you want, the less the desire from the other club to let him go. And that’s exactly what we’re prepared for.

“But it’s a long window and a long pre-season and a long break in between so we have time if we get players in tomorrow or in six or seven weeks. It’s not a game-changer for me because to be honest.

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