Jurgen Klopp is adamant new Liverpool signings Thiago Alcantara and Diogo Jota will not be under any pressure to hit the ground running.
The Premier League champions splashed out more than £60million earlier this month to sign the duo, who joined £11.7m left-back Kostas Tsimikas in arriving at Anfield this summer.
Thiago was impressive on his debut as a second-half substitute in the Premier League win at Chelsea last weekend while Tsimikas and Jota made their first appearances in Thursday's Carabao Cup triumph at Lincoln City.
And while encouraged by Thiago in particular, Klopp believes Liverpool's already strong squad means the three new boys will be given time to adapt to their new surrounds.
"With football you cannot just put in a player and say now we are 20% better," said the Reds boss. "It is just not the case.
"I have said it before it is difficult to improve this team. It is difficult but it is possible and that is what we try on the training pitch and with signings.
"It is clear Thiago has some natural skills which make him the special player he is throughout his career. Of course it is the technique, the vision and the passing, and of course the way he can demand rhythm. That is something where he is really special.
"Now we have to train and work and get used to each other.
“At this time of the year, even in a Covid year, it is for some people the most exciting time of the year when they say, ‘okay, new players coming in’. Everyone talks about signings and who is coming in.
"Then all of a sudden we announce Thiago Alcantara and obviously that is completely normal that people go completely crazy and mad and draw all the different pictures and stuff like this for how we could look now."
Klopp added: "Because I am a pretty simple person our football is pretty simple. It is not rocket science and it is not that complicated what we do.
"It just needs a little time to get used to it in moments: counter-press, stuff like this. It will not take ages, it will take time.
"But the three new players have come into a team which worked pretty well before. So there is no rush, no need to say that if you don’t play tomorrow we have absolutely no chance.
"That is actually good because that takes the hectic out of things. That is something I really like - that we can bring them in, in the right moment, in the right situation."
Thiago has joined Alisson Becker as a doubt for Monday's Premier League visit of Arsenal after the pair sat out training sessions over the weekend.
But while impressed with the midfielder's cameo at Stamford Bridge - Thiago completed more passes than any other player to have featured for a maximum 45 minutes in a Premier League match since records began in 2003 - Klopp admits it is "a tough ask" for anyone to improve a midfield that has helped propel his team to become English, European and world champions.
"The Chelsea game was the perfect game for him because it was not about getting used to each other," said the Reds boss. "He could play in the centre and play from one side to the other and chip the ball behind, stuff like this.
"These are things which are easy for him but it will not always be like this. Again, Thiago knows that.
"We have to fine tune things and that will take time. There will be some games where we may say we are not there yet, I do not know. That is the reason why he did not play at Lincoln because the boys we used needed to recover.
"I loved my midfield before and the players who were there did the hardest work ever to make this team successful. It is a tough task to be part of this.”
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Jota is likely to again be on the bench with the forward trio of Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane having scored a combined total of 14 goals in the last five home Premier League meetings with Arsenal.
But Klopp was encouraged by his first glimpse of the Portugal international in a Liverpool shirt.
"When Diogo went on, I didn’t stand there and explain 'you have to stand there or there'," he said. "I wanted him to be as natural as possible and he was. I really liked that.
"I saw a lot of the things that he is really good in, his behaviour between the lines and stuff like this, physically really strong, it is difficult to get him off the ball, he knows where the goal is.
"That is the first thing: be yourself and then we start working on a few things and hopefully you can be better than before."