David James: Why Liverpool don’t need any January signings

David James says Liverpool don't need to strengthen in the January transfer window

Transfer Agent
By Transfer Agent

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’

David James

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-André 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.

MORE: The latest Liverpool news and views

MORE: The latest Liverpool player tweets

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.

MORE:

MORE: The latest football transfer news

MORE: Meet the Premier League's most stylish footballers

MORE: Do you know the top Muslim footballers in the Premier League?

MORE: Man United latest news

MORE: Arsenal latest news

MORE: Chelsea latest news

MORE: Liverpool latest news

The Sport Review
Friendly rivals Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer celebrate ‘the great memories we shared’
The Sport Review
Top 50 most stylish footballers in the world in 2017: Arsenal, Man United, Chelsea, Liverpool stars feature
The Sport Review
Top 40 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Man United stars feature
The Sport Review
Top 25 footballers’ cars: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Real Madrid players feature
The Sport Review
Top 20 Nigerian footballers in Premier League: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool stars feature
The Sport Review
Arsenal player wages 2017: Do you know how much Xhaka, Ozil and Coquelin earn each week?
The Sport Review
Lineker sends message to Arsenal fans after 5-2 win over Everton
The Sport Review
Jose Mourinho confirms return of key Man United star for Tottenham clash
The Sport Review
Gary Neville pinpoints where Man United need to improve