Jurgen Klopp has rarely been one for standing on ceremony during the summer transfer market at Liverpool.

Of the 21 players the Reds boss has signed in five previous such windows, only four have come after the Premier League season had started.

One, Andy Lonergan, was a third-choice goalkeeper who had already been training with the club for several weeks when snapped up in August 2019.

Two more, last year's arrivals of Diogo Jota and Thiago Alcantara, came after only the opening top-flight game had been played during a window affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

And the only other late signing was that of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, brought in on deadline day in August 2017 for £35million from Arsenal.

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Klopp, whenever possible, has sought to move early and allow new recruits as much chance as possible to adapt to a new club and his own particular methods.

Liverpool have already made one such transfer with French centre-back Ibrahima Konate, snapped up for £36m from RB Leipzig last month, due to meet up with his new team-mates at the start of pre-season training on July 12.

With there eight weeks until the campaign kicks off at promoted Norwich City on August 14, plenty of time remains for Liverpool to conclude their incoming business ahead of the campaign, even allowing for the distractions of Euro 2020 and the Copa America.

The Reds have two further Premier League matches at home to Burnley (August 21) and Chelsea (August 28) before the transfer window closes at 11pm on Tuesday, August 31, a week in which there are no Liverpool games due to it being the first international break of the new season.

There is also the possibility of a League Cup game in the midweek of August 24/25, although the dates for the competition have yet to be confirmed.

That will give Klopp, sporting director Michael Edwards and the Liverpool recruitment team at least some scope to judge whether further reinforcements are required and if an opportunist move, such as the one for Oxlade-Chamberlain, is required.

But if anything, the Reds are far more likely to use those opening weeks to determine which players should be shipped out.

Mamadou Sakho, Ragnar Klavan, Ryan Kent, Ki-Jana Hoever and Rhian Brewster all departed on a permanent basis after the opening game had been played, while the obvious lack of first-team opportunities has seen several players allowed to leave on a temporary move.

That was evident last season when, having featured in the early rounds of the League Cup, the trio of Harry Wilson, Marko Grujic and Harvey Elliott were all released on loan.

Liverpool will hope to move on both Wilson and Grujic long before the start of the next campaign, while Klopp has already indicated he will use pre-season before deciding on how best to utilise Nat Phillips and Rhys Williams, the centre-back pairing which saw the Reds over the line in the pursuit of Champions League qualification last month.

Klopp will utilise those opening three Premier League matches to decide on the final make-up of his squad.

But it will more likely be determining who doesn't need to be there, rather than what is missing.