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Jurgen Klopp: 'My squad is too big'

Jurgen Klopp: 'My squad is too big'
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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp suggests that players will leave Anfield before next week's transfer deadline as his squad is currently "too big".

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has suggested that players will leave Anfield before next week's transfer deadline as his squad is currently "too big".

The Reds continued their preparations for the 2018-19 campaign with a thumping 5-0 win over Napoli in Dublin on Saturday night.

After the match, Klopp discussed potential departures amid what has been a busy summer, and while the German admitted that he will have to sell players, they will not be available on the cheap.

"We will see what happens. If any player from my team is available, then in every other situation in my life as a manager I would have bought all of them, to be honest. They are all fantastic boys, they are able to play fantastic football," Klopp told reporters.

"In this moment, the squad would be too big, that's true. But it's not that that means for us that we give them for free or something like that, Liverpool is strong enough to keep all these players and then we deal with that. We are not there to make other teams stronger, that's not our job."

Alisson Becker, Naby Keita, Fabinho and Xherdan Shaqiri have all arrived at Anfield this summer.

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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City86202131820
2Chelsea86201851320
3Liverpool86201531220
4Arsenal86021910918
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs8602157818
6Bournemouth85121612416
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves843196315
8Manchester UnitedMan Utd84131314-113
9Watford84131112-113
10Leicester CityLeicester84041412212
11Everton83321312112
12Burnley82241012-28
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton8224913-48
14Crystal Palace821559-47
15West Ham UnitedWest Ham8215813-57
16Southampton8125614-85
17Fulham8125921-125
18Huddersfield TownHuddersfield8035417-133
19Newcastle UnitedNewcastle8026613-72
20Cardiff CityCardiff8026417-132

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