Even though the Liverpool side that will begin their latest attempt to win a first English top flight title since 1990 against West Ham at Anfield can not be compared to the iconic teams in the club's past right now, I have rarely felt more confident in what lies ahead as a new season beckons for a Reds squad oozing with talent and depth.
"The market closes today".
Liverpool FC finished the Premier League season in fourth place in the table to ensure their continued participation in the Champions League following a 3-1 loss to Real Madrid in the Kiev showpiece.
Asked if nothing would happen in or out before the Premier League deadline at 5pm, he said: "The information I have is no (nothing will happen)".
"So I will have to focus on the players I have and in relation to this first couple of matches, maybe four matches because after Burnley there is national team and a couple of weeks to recover people and prepare people better, is to focus on players available so I'm not thinking about that list I give you, I focus on what we have".
"I focus on just what we have, and we go with everything we have to the first match".
Liverpool FC, meanwhile, finished 25 points adrift of Manchester City, although Jurgen Klopp's men won their last three games against the Eastlands side.
Jerome Boateng was another option but Bayern Munich have not been keen to sanction a loan move.
It adds up to an exciting team and by getting their major transfer business done early, Klopp has had time to integrate his new signings into the squad over the course of the pre-season tour of America.
As far as the rest are concerned, Paul Pogba, Jesse Lingard, Ashley Young and Marouane Fellaini are very unlikely to feature as they only returned to training on Monday. "They trained on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and today, so you can imagine that they're not really fit and ready, but we have needs", said the boss of the quartet.
"Because it is very important their feeling and to understand how they think they can help or not help". Valencia - he was injured in pre-season.
"It is hard to believe that we finished second because you are capable of making people that finish second look like they were relegated, and people who win nothing, finish below us, and you make them look like serial winners".
Former Liverpool FC defender Thompson believes the Reds will finish second in the title race unless Manchester City lose their ability to score late goals.