Jurgen Klopp has hinted Liverpool could be back in the market for more Salzburg players after landing Takumi Minamino ahead of the January transfer window.

The Reds triggered Minamino’s £7.25million release clause to beat Manchester United, AC Milan and Borussia Monchengladbach to the 24-year-old’s signature.

Klopp was asked to comment on landing the Japanese international, who will become the club’s first senior signing in 18 months, in Friday’s press conference.

He said: “There’s nothing else to say about it. We speak about it when it’s sorted.”

But the German didn’t stop there; instead hinting Liverpool – who have now signed three Salzburg graduates – could be in the market for more of the Austrian club’s players.

Jurgen Klopp has hinted Liverpool could be back in the market for more Salzburg players

Klopp added: “He’s a very good player – I can say that – but I saw a few in the Salzburg team, much more than I wanted!”

Liverpool boss Klopp put pen to paper on a contract extension at Anfield this Friday, committing himself to the Reds until 2024.

He said: “For me personally this is a statement of intent, one which is built on my knowledge of what we as a partnership have achieved so far and what is still there for us to achieve.

“When I see the development of the club and the collaborative work that continues to take place, I feel my contribution can only grow.

Liverpool have signed Takumi Minamino ahead of the January transfer window

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“People see what happens on the pitch as a measure of our progress and although it is the best measure, it’s not the only measure. I have seen the commitment from ownership through to every aspect and function of the club you can think of.

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“When the call came in autumn 2015, I felt we were perfect for each other; if anything, now I feel I underestimated that. It is only with a total belief that the collaboration remains totally complementary on both sides that I am able to make this commitment to 2024.

“If I didn’t I would not be re-signing. This club is in such a good place, I couldn’t contemplate leaving.”



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