The 30-year-old defensive midfielder joined the Merseysiders in an initial £16 million deal and could make his debut in Saturday’s clash against Bournemouth.
However, Liverpool may need to line up without a recognised holding midfielder once again, with Endo’s transfer still subject to international clearance and work permit.
“I’m really happy we finally can announce we have an agreement with the club AND the player,” Klopp said during his press conference.
The German’s remark was in reference to the £111 million deal they struck with Brighton & Hove Albion for Moises Caicedo before he rejected them to join Chelsea.
”I’m absolutely happy,” Klopp added. “I watch a lot of Bundesliga. I liked him pretty much from the start. He’s a late bloomer, but I obviously have a different view on that and always liked him.
Klopp also admitted the Reds are still looking to freshen up the squad with one or two new faces before the transfer window closes in less than two weeks.
“The window is open, and until then pretty much everything can happen,” the German said.
“On the outgoing side, nothing will happen. But I learned in this window a lot of things, so we will see that. Incomings, there is still time, so let’s have a look and that’s what we will do.”
Endo will be itching to make his Liverpool debut against Bournemouth. But unless his work permit is sorted on time, he may have to wait a while longer.
The Reds kicked off their Premier League campaign with a pulsating 1-1 draw against Chelsea last weekend, notably without a recognised holding midfielder in the line-up.
Klopp may be forced to draw up a similar starting XI when they face Bournemouth, whose summer business has all the makings of a club that could be this season’s surprise package.
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