Jurgen Klopp: Why Liverpool won’t sign striker in January transfer window
Jurgen Klopp rules out Liverpool signing a striker next month
Jurgen Klopp has explained why Liverpool won’t sign a striker in the January transfer window.
The Reds are currently without 26-year-old Daniel Sturridge after the England striker suffered a hamstring problem in their 2-0 loss to Newcastle United at St James’s Park last weekend.
Danny Ings, who moved to Anfield on a free transfer from Burnley in the summer, is also out injured after he ruptured his knee ligaments during training following October’s Merseyside derby.
Klopp has been linked with a move for Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski and Paris Saint-Germain forward Lucas Moura in recent weeks.
Speaking at his pre-match media conference ahead of Sunday’s game against West Brom, the Liverpool boss insisted that is happy with the current options in his squad.
“We have Christian Benteke, Divock Origi and Roberto Firmino. Of course, we also have Ingsy but he’s not available at the moment. It’s a situation I can work with,” Klopp said.
“If you take a new player, a striker, who can help you immediately, when the day comes and Daniel is back in the race and maybe better than before – more confident and fitter than before – then we will sit here and talk about all the problems we have with all of these players and how they didn’t play and so on. I am not like this, sorry!”
Origi scored a hat-trick in a 6-1 victory over Southampton in the League Cup earlier this month.
Benteke has netted four times in nine Premier League games since his £32.5m move to Anfield from Aston Villa.