Liverpool transfers: Jurgen Klopp discusses potential January signings

Jurgen Klopp plays down the chances of Liverpool making any January signings next month

Jurgen Klopp has poured cold water on talk of the Liverpool manager entering the transfer market in January.

The Reds have been linked with a host of players since the 48-year-old took over the reins at Anfield in October.

I don’t feel we have to look for somebody else just because they cost £20million

Jurgen Klopp

Unsurprisingly, Borussia Dortmund stars Marco Reus, Mats Hummels, Ilkay Gundogan and Neven Subotic have all been linked with a switch to Liverpool after Klopp’s appointment.

Daniel Sturridge suffered a fresh hamstring blow this week after a fleeting return to the Liverpool side which saw the England striker scored twice in a 6-1 win at Southampton earlier this month.

However, Klopp appeared to rule out signing a striker or any other player in the January transfer window, insisting that he is happy with his Liverpool squad.

“If your boss thinks you’re not in the best day in your life and thinks, ‘Maybe I’ll replace him,’ that is not how the world should run. It’s much more important to put your trust in people, and that trust should last longer than a couple of days,” Klopp is quoted as saying at his post-match media conference on Thursday night.

“With the squad at this moment, I don’t feel we have to look for somebody else just because they cost £20m. At this moment, we have no problems with quality. We have problems sometimes maybe with concentration and maybe with other things, but we don’t know if the next player we can get will do it better.

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“We now have two players for each full-back position, four centre-backs, Jordan Henderson in midfield for the first time, other offensive midfield players, and we have more strikers than other teams, so where is the space?”

Liverpool are in sixth place and six points behind fourth-placed Manchester United ahead of the visit of West Bromwich Albion at Anfield in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon.

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