Liverpool transfers: Jurgen Klopp hints at signings
Jurgen Klopp discusses his plans for Liverpool ahead of the forthcoming January transfer window
Jurgen Klopp has hinted that he is ready to dip into the January transfer market by warning his Liverpool players that the next five weeks could make or break their careers.
The Merseyside outfit head into Saturday evening’s showdown with Manchester City in 10th place in the Premier League table, with the Reds having only picked up one top-flight victory since Klopp’s appointment as Brendan Rodgers’ successor last month.
Klopp’s men slumped to a disappointing 2-1 loss to Crystal Palace in their most recent Premier League outing at Anfield before the international break.
And the German admits that he will be keeping a close eye on his players’ performances over the coming weeks as he considers bolstering his squad during the January transfer window.
Klopp told Sky Sports: “The January transfer window is not the perfect one because you have no time to train,” Klopp said.
“You pick a player, put him on the pitch and say, ‘Come on, show your best performance’. But if we need, we will do [transfers]. No problem.
“I don’t know what will happen in January, if we have more injuries it will be important, of course. But at this moment, there’s no decision.
“I think six weeks is not enough to judge [the players]. I know in this world we judge after one second sometimes. If you want to develop things you have to wait for steps, that’s normal.
“We have done very well in some situations and not perfect in others, but we had 15 very bad minutes against Crystal Palace. All the rest was OK, it was not perfect, but we can make big steps in the next few weeks.”
Liverpool have been linked with a host of players at the January transfer window approaches, including the likes of former AC Milan forward Alexandre Pato.