Jurgen Klopp insists all transfer decisions were made long ago: 'Everything was already fixed and clear'
- The boss claims the Champions League final didn't affect decisions at all
- He clears the details of the newcomers' moves
"The Champions League final had absolutely nothing to do with our transfer business. Everything was already fixed and clear what we wanted. All decisions were made to that point already. I think our areas were obvious.
"If Alisson was not on the market, we don't move for a goalkeeper. He was on the market so we went for it. That we wanted to have more options offensively - that was clear long before the final. I think Shaqiri is a fantastic example of how you can do it.
"He ticks different boxes, he can play wide, he can play No. 10, it looks like he can play eight too and that is cool. As for Fabinho, we knew a bit longer that Emre [Can] would not extend his contract so Fabinho was clear as a target, but not clear that we would get him.
"Naby was clear. One left, one came in. Phil [Coutinho] left before then Naby came in. It is not the same type of player but it is a similar position at least."