Liverpool's signing of Ragnar Klavan could illustrate their transfer approach as a whole

Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge in action with Augsburg's Ragnar Klavan

Liverpool have had a busy if unspectacular summer as Jurgen Klopp has shaped his squad ahead of his first full season in charge.

Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp

It has been an interesting transfer window for Liverpool to date. Some would say that it has not been the busiest from the Reds, although it may have been down to deals being struck before the conclusion of last season in Marko Grujic and Joel Matip

Other arrivals so far are Loris Karius and Sadio Mane, and along with their latest signing Ragar Klavan that means five new faces have joined the club this summer, and there could yet be more. 

Given that previous summers have seen seven or eight new faces arrive at the club, you can hardly say that Klopp has not been busy in the transfer market. 

Liverpool's Loris Karius

But one should look at the profile of the players that have arrived. Goalkeeper and centre-back arrivals, in the form of Karius and Matip, they have been problem positions for Liverpool in the past couple of seasons. Simon Mignolet has been seen as error prone, while the defensive unit as a whole has not looked great since Jamie Carragher's retirement; even if there were odd signs of promise last season. 

Matip also adds height to a side that struggled against imposing figures over the past couple of seasons, as would Grujic if called upon.

Mane provides pace and goals from areas of a side that should be providing more on that front and the signing of Klavan has been billed as central defender to offer cover. Although if you look back at the images of his encounter with the Reds last season when he played for Augsburg you will see a fair amount of physical and aerial activity from the Estonian. He might come in handy against sides managed by the likes of Tony Pulis!

Liverpool's Roberto Firmino in action with Augsburg's Ragnar Klavan

The Daily Telegraph's profile of the player has suggested he could offer cover at left-back, which many regard as a problem position following Alberto Moreno's second half display in the Europa League final defeat to Sevilla.

Liverpool may have been linked with other left-backs throughout the summer, but none of those links have formed into concrete deals. At least now, there is another element of competition for Moreno there should he start the season as the first choice left back. 

It also adds experience to a defence that lacks it. Not one of the other centre-backs at the club are in their thirties. In fact, throughout the entire squad there seems to be a lack of it. 

Overall, the players bought in seem to be with a view of sorting problems now, although there is look to the future. One feels that if more established players were going to be signed by Klopp - a rarity during his managerial career - then it would be next summer when he hopes the club is of better standing. 

It is clear for now that Klopp's approach is solutions he feels comfortable with, not big names. 

Marko Grujic celebrates after scoring the first goal for Liverpool

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