Jurgen Klopp on potentially striker deals, the need for consistency, offers injury update

Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp addressed the media ahead of his side's opening day clash with Arsenal.

Liverpool manager Juergen KloppLiverpool manager Jurgen Klopp

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has said the club will be ready to do business up until the last moment in the transfer window.

The Reds have been pretty busy during the transfer window but there is scope to do some more business as they prepare to get their season underway this weekend when they travel to Arsenal in the Premier League.

Klopp suggested that one or two strikers could be making their way out of Anfield, if the price is right, telling reporters at his pre-match press conference, as reported by the Liverpool Echo: "Benteke, Balotelli, Ings, all the other strikers. They are really good strikers.

"But at the end, having six strikers is a little too much, but is still possible. If we make presents because we have ‘too many strikers’, that’s the biggest mistake."

Liverpool's Danny Ings scores their first goalLiverpool's Danny Ings scores their first goal

It's clear that anyone who leaves the club won't be leaving for a cheap fee, but it was curious to see Danny Ings' name mentioned, having returned to the squad at the end of last season after being sidelined with an ACL injury. 

Klopp also said the key to a successful season is consistency, as last season saw the Reds put in some excellent displays only to follow them up with disappointing performances and results.

He wants to end the side's five-year trophy drought after coming so close to honours on two occasions last term - but has said that consistency will be key a to a good season.

Liverpool's Divock Origi celebrates scoring their third goalLiverpool's Divock Origi celebrates scoring their third goal

The Liverpool boss added: "I’m excited about the opportunity to win a trophy. We will all have problems, difficult moments, and it’s about finding solutions. That is the same. Only problems will be different.

"Consistency is only way to be successful. We have to be very serious preparing during the week for games to be in best shape we can."

As for Sunday's game with Arsenal, Daniel Sturridge will miss the game because of a hip injury that kept him out of last week's pre-season friendlies against Mainz and Barcelona, while James Milner could be fit with his injury not as bad as first feared. 

Milner left Wembley on crutches last week as the Reds beat Barcelona, but Klopp has said the player has a bruised heel.

Liverpool's Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and James Milner warm up before the gameLiverpool's Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and James Milner warm up before the game

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