Klopp reveals the one reason why Liverpool have not signed a new defender this summer
Jurgen Klopp has not brought in a new defender this summer – because of Joe Gomez’s return to fitness.
Gomez has also been used in central defence in pre-season as boss Klopp weighs up his options.
And he insists the former Charlton man is a much better option for the Reds than dipping into the transfer market again.
Asked if his transfer plans involved a defender, Klopp said: “This summer? No. I’m happy with our players to be honest. I don’t see the need.
“Joe Gomez brings a lot of things that we don’t find on the transfer market to be honest.”
Gomez was a second-half substitute in Liverpool’s 4-1 pre-season victory over Manchester United in Michigan.
Liverpool face two more pre-season matches before that against Italian sides Napoli and Torino.