Jürgen Klopp is anticipating further departures from his Liverpool squad before the international transfer window closes on August 31.
Incoming business for clubs in England was concluded until January with Thursday’s 5pm deadline, but teams in other nations are able to add to their ranks until the end of the month.
Asked whether he expected any more outgoings in the coming weeks, Klopp told his pre-match press conference: “Any more? Yes. The transfer window is only one way closed, so we cannot buy anymore, we can only sell – but not sell anymore in England, in the Premier League.
“It is clear that a few things will happen.”
Danny Ings departed Liverpool on Thursday, with the striker joining Southampton initially on loan for 2018-19 before the deal will be made permanent on July 1, 2019.
Klopp paid an emotional tribute to the striker in the aftermath of the announcement – and he continued those sentiments during his media briefing at Melwood.
“Danny, what a fantastic person, fantastic professional,” said the boss. “We miss him already, to be honest. It’s not that somebody was in the building and opened the door for him and said he has to exit. It was the other way around; a lot of people were still hoping yesterday that maybe something could avoid that transfer.
“It’s completely normal, things have to go on and he has friends here – and will forever have friends here – so that’s cool. Now going back to his home club where all the way started [for him] if you want, so it’s nice for him.
“I know he is happy about that, it’s cool. He is fully fit, he is in a good shape as everyone could see in the last game against Torino. The 45 minutes he played was not Danny Ings at his best because nobody knows exactly what that will be, but he showed he is really in good shape and a good way, so that’s nice for him and for Southampton.”