Liverpool do not need to spend big this summer - Klopp

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp admits he cannot spend "millions and millions" on squad reinforcements for his newly-crowned Premier League champions but does not believe he will need to.

The club have already stepped aside in deciding not to compete with Chelsea for the £50m signing of RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner.

"COVID has of course influenced both sides with ins and outs, that is completely normal, and it's just not likely that it will be the busiest summer in the world," Klopp said.

"But maybe at a later point in the year, if the transfer window is still open, we will know more. But this squad... look at it.

"It is not a squad you have to change now and say 'OK, we need this position and this position'.

"We don't have a first XI, I say we have a first 16 or 17, they can all play to the same level. But we have to use this, 100 per cent.

"We cannot spend millions and millions and millions because we want to or we think it is nice to do. We never wanted that."

Klopp suggested the continued rise of youngsters within and around the first team deserves further exploration.

The likes of Wales Under-19 international Neco Williams becoming Trent Alexander-Arnold's deputy and exciting Liverpool-born academy graduate Curtis Jones and fellow young forward Elliott fully integrating themselves into the team remains a realistic possibility.

"We want to strengthen this squad and this squad is strong. The problem with a strong squad is how do you improve a strong squad in the transfer market?" added Klopp.

"It works with money, obviously, that is possible. But it never works only with money.

"You have to be creative and we try to be creative. We try to find solutions internally and there is still a lot to come: we have three or four players who can make big steps."

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