Jurgen Klopp has discussed his rebuild of the Liverpool midfield this summer ahead of the potential arrival of Ryan Gravenberch from Bayern Munich.
Liverpool have agreed a deal to sign the Dutch international for a fee of €40m, with Gravenberch expected to be the fourth midfield arrival at Anfield this summer, following deals for Alexis Mac Allister, Dominik Szoboszlai and Wataru Endo.
The rebuild comes after a number of established names departed in recent transfer windows and Klopp has opened up on his challenge to reinvent the side.
“The natural skillset is obvious but we had to change the most successful in recent history at this club: Hendo, Fab, Milly, Wijnaldum, Naby, Ox, all played big parts,” Klopp said at his pre-match press conference ahead of Liverpool’s clash with Aston Villa.
“You asked me if we has enough goals from midfield – we have more goals there now.
“We can play different systems and we can think about that, definitely but early in the season you keep things [going well] by not changing 12 times in four days. I think it’s clear the players we have in are young, quality and in a super way really excited about this opportunity.”
Liverpool lost a wealth of experience this summer with Jordan Henderson, James Milner, Fabinho and Roberto Firmino among those to depart, but Klopp is excited about what could be to come from his side.
“When I look at the lineup before the game…yes, we’ve got younger but we had to. Less experienced but that’s normal but we are full of desire. I love this team.”