Liverpool's Jurgen Klopp drops latest hint that club will spend big this summer

Liverpool have already started with purpose this summer, with the club currently leading the race to sign Virgil van 

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Jurgen Klopp has dropped another hint that Liverpool are set to spend big this summer, confessing “you won’t get a badge for a positive transfer balance”.

This follows his admission, made in the wake of Liverpool's win over Middlesbrough on the final day of the season, that the club have money to spend for the coming transfer window.

Liverpool have already started with purpose this summer, with the club currently leading the race to sign Virgil van Dijk of Southampton and Mohamed Salah of Roma.

The Reds are also set to sign Chelsea striker Dominic Solanke for an expected £3m.

As revealed by The Independent in May, Liverpool have drawn up an extensive transfer list for the summer window as Klopp looks to bolster his squad.

And now, speaking in sports magazine Kicker, Klopp has once again suggested he won’t be frugal when it comes to securing deals this summer.

“It's easy to say what the people measure me against – titles and trophies some day and, of course, against subjective successes like Champions League participation,” he said.

“I was indeed made aware last summer that you won't get a badge for a positive transfer balance.”

The comment was made in reference to Liverpool's transfer business last summer when, despite bringing in £67m worth of talent, including Sadio Mane and Georginio Wijnaldum, the Reds made a profit when taking into account sales, the most lucrative of which saw Christian Benteke join Crystal Palace for £32m.

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Jürgen Klopp wants new signings to be in place before the start of Liverpool's pre-season (Getty)

Having competed across three fronts until January, at which point injuries and a small squad hampered Liverpool’s form in the Premier League title race as well as the FA Cup and League Cup, Klopp admitted his side had been left vulnerable by a lack of depth.

“We did not have a squad able to avert this [poor run] at that time,” he added. “We could have certainly used a new player, for instance an attacking winger.

“And we tried in the winter, but the right one was either not available for us or just not there.”

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