Jurgen Klopp has pleaded for patience as he continues to pursue his summer transfer targets.
Liverpool have already broken their club record fee to bring in winger Mohamed Salah from Roma, but they are also being strongly linked with Naby Keita of RB Leipzig.
The Virgil van Dijk saga suggests a centre-back is on their wishlist too, though it’s unlikely to be the Dutchman after Southampton forced Liverpool to withdraw their interest.
After playing James Milner at left-back for most of last season, Klopp will no doubt also be keen to buy a new left-back.
It’s in defence where it’s absolutely imperative that the Reds strengthen, and if they don’t, they can’t realistically hope to maintain a title challenge next season.
However, Klopp insists work is going on behind the scenes despite their relatively quiet window so far.
“Of course the transfer market opened a few days ago,” he said, via the Mirror.
“Yes, it will be a difficult one, maybe it’s getting more and more difficult, especially in England.
“But we have made a lot of good things so far. If you cannot see it so far, you can imagine we have done a lot of things behind the scenes.
“Sometimes you need to be patient and that’s what we are in the moment – to wait for the right moment and then we will see what happens.”
Liverpool get their Premier League campaign underway against Watford at Vicarage Road on August 12.