Liverpool transfers: Jurgen Klopp adresses talk of January signings

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp explains why he isn't a big fan of the January transfer window

Jurgen Klopp has remained tight-lipped on the prospect of Liverpool signing any players in the January transfer window.

The Reds lost centre-half Martin Skrtel to injury for six weeks after the Slovakia international suffered a hamstring injury during their 3-0 loss to Watford on Sunday.

I’m not the biggest friend of the January transfer window but, like I always said, if we have to react we will react

Jurgen Klopp

Liverpool have been linked with a move for out-of-favour Borussia Dortmund defender Neven Subotic in recent months, whilst Schalke 04 centre-half Joel Matip is another reported target.

Simon Mignolet is expected to return to the Liverpool goal for the visit of Leicester City on Saturday evening, however, the Reds are reported to be monitoring Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen.

Speaking at his pre-match media conference at Melwood training ground on Christmas Eve, Klopp explained why the 48-year-old isn’t a big fan of the January transfer window.

“There’s nothing to tell about [transfers],” Klopp said. “It’s how I’ve said all the time, we try to be prepared but this window in January is not the easiest one.

“There are big prices in the market and things like this.

“I’m not the biggest friend of the January transfer window but, like I always said, if we have to react we will react.

“I’m not long enough here… maybe a player will leave, I don’t know. If he comes to me and says, ‘it’s not a situation I want’, then maybe we have to react.

“Or another injury. We have a lot of games in the transfer window so that’s what I always try to say.

“We are not planning only to get more players and more players and more players. That’s not how I think we should work.

“But if we have to react, we will react.”

Liverpool are in ninth place in the Premier League table and 14 points behind surprise leaders Leicester.

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The Reds have failed to win their last two Premier League games.

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