Jürgen Klopp feels one summer transfer decision was vindicated — although he admits a bit of good fortune, and one report suggests he's now personally interested in a new signing. Here's your round-up of the latest Liverpool news.

Klopp addresses summer transfer query

The Liverpool boss was full of praise for Jarell Quansah last night. Fielded against LASK, the 20-year-old once again played well beyond his years, helping the Reds keep a clean sheet.

Klopp even said that Quansah had 'saved our backside' in certain moments, via Liverpoolfc.com. Interestingly, he also addressed widespread claims from the summer (including on these very pages, to be fair) that the club might be short a defender or two.

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"I think before this season a lot of people told us we should buy a center-half," Klopp said. "We knew we had Jarell.

"Did we know that he will show up like this? No, not exactly, but we were pretty hopeful, so the future is bright. It's cool."

It sounds like Klopp is admitting that even he has been a little taken aback by the sheer level of Quansah's performances. But it's clear Liverpool at least had him in mind when deciding not to enter the transfer market — yet another reminder why we aren't the ones making the decisions!

Liverpool 'plots $22m transfer'

While Klopp was seemingly right not to rush into the market for a center-back in summer, Liverpool's midfield recruitment has been happening at a rapid pace. And it may not be done yet.

According to Tutto Juve, Klopp is personally 'interested' in bringing young Belgian midfielder Arthur Vermeeren to Liverpool. The manager has 'tightened his grip' on the 18-year-old, who plays for Royal Antwerp and is coveted by the likes of Barcelona and Juventus.

Vermeeren is expected to fetch around $22m (£17m/€20m), which is 'considered affordable' for Liverpool. More defensive-minded than most of the current options, he is nonetheless primarily a number eight rather than a number six, suggesting Klopp could be set to continue with his plan of not directly replacing Fabinho.