Klopp: Liverpool don’t need another centre-back

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp insists he doesn't need another centre-back for the upcoming Premier League season.

The Reds were keen on signing Southampton centre-back Virgil van Dijk earlier in the transfer window but gave up on the move after complaints from the Saints over alleged 'tapping up' of their player.

Despite the interest in Van Dijk, Klopp has stated that his defensive options are satisfactory and that he isn't in need of another addition.

"Look out there and tell me five that would make us stronger. Five. Then you win a prize. It's difficult how it is," said Klopp, according to Sky Sports.

"We have four. I don't think we need more. We cannot force the things and we would never get a centre-back just because.

"I'm happy. You can imagine we are still working on different things and we will see if it works. I am already here to work with this squad and not just always thinking 'but if we don't get this or this'."