Klopp rates Chelsea’s signings so far

Todd Boehly
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Chelsea have so far signed Kalidou Koulibaly and Raheem Sterling, and Blues boss Thomas Tuchel is keen on more signings to strengthen the team ahead of next season.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has said he’s happy with the signings Liverpool have done this summer, and insists that the Reds are done in the transfer market.

Liverpool signed Darwin Nunez for £85 million from Benfica, Calvin Ramsay for £6.5m from Aberdeen and Fabio Carvalho from Fulham for an undisclosed fee.

Klopp had also said that his Premier League rivals have signed well so far, and he put Chelsea in the list.

Klopp said: “I cannot say the others have so far made a massive mistake in the transfer market.

“It was clear before that Tottenham were going in the right direction last season with their signings. Man City haven’t just brought in players, they’ve given two to Arsenal and one to Chelsea.

“We’re in a similar situation where you can’t always go with the same team. You need fresh blood and fresh legs. City are in a similar situation to us and we did it in a similar way.

“In the end, they will all have fantastic football players like we will. It’s the question of who makes the most of it.

“Everybody has the same chance. We will try to give it out all. The main target in this league first and foremost always is to qualify for the Champions League which is really difficult enough already.

“When you reach that, and then there’s still time to compete for the title, you do that. When you’ve qualified for it four, five years in a row people may not appreciate that anymore but it will be a massive fight for the Champions League places.

“Everyone wants to win the Premier League but I have no idea who will make the race. We’re looking to play the best possible season for us and we’re really looking forward to it.”