David James: Why Liverpool don’t need any January signings
David James says Liverpool don't need to strengthen in the January transfer window
Liverpool don’t need to strengthen their squad in the January transfer window, according to former Reds goalkeeper David James.
Jurgen Klopp has been linked with a host of potential signings since the German took over the reins from Brendan Rodgers, including his former Borussia Dortmund players Mats Hummels, Marcos Reus and Neven Subotic.
I don’t see any particular weakness and think ‘Liverpool have to buy there in January’
The Liverpool manager is also reportedly keen to sign a new goalkeeper after poor performances from Adam Bogdan and Simon Mignolet in recent months, with Barcelona shot stopper Marc-Andre ter Stegen a touted target.
However, former Liverpool first-choice goalkeeper James, who also played for Aston Villa, Manchester City and Portsmouth during his career, says he can’t identify any positions that need immediate reinforcements.
“If Klopp is as good at developing players as we all think then the need to go out and buy a lot of talent isn’t there,” James told Liverpool Echo.
“I don’t see any particular weakness and think ‘Liverpool have to buy there in January’.
“This is a group of players who at times haven’t performed to the levels expected of them. The squad is strong enough if they play to the level they are capable of.”
Liverpool are in ninth place in the Premier League table and five points adrift of fourth-placed Tottenham Hotspur.
The Reds host Premier League leaders Leicester City at Anfield on Boxing Day as Klopp’s men aim to end a three-game winless run.