According to reports, Liverpool have identified RB Leipzig defender Nordi Mukiele as a potential summer signing.
The 22-year old who signed for RB Leipzig in 2018 made 35 appearances across all competitions this season under manager Julian Nagelsmann.
Mukiele can either play at right-back or in central defence and Liverpool had already made arrangements to start discussions with his representatives.
Other clubs such as Paris Saint-Germain has also been interested in the French international but Klopp arranged to speak with the player and his camp directly.
The Reds are reluctant to spend cash on marquee signings this year but are still planning to fortify their Premier League winning squad.
Speaking about the possibility of strengthening the squad in the summer, Klopp said: “To strengthen the squad you need money and these are uncertain times. Obviously, uncertain times means for some clubs we cannot do what we would do in non-uncertain times.
“Ask me can we develop the squad and it is probably possible, but only with real money.
“We have talents ourselves, big talents, and players who can make big steps in our squad. But buying now?
“Just go out there and name whoever you want, whatever the player is, go for it? That is really difficult.
“We did not invest a lot in the squad last year and that was before Covid.
“If we have money, we will spend. If we do not know if we will have money, we probably will not spend that much. That is how it is.”
The German club paid £14m for Mukiele and is under contract until 2023.