Jurgen Klopp discusses potential Liverpool signings ahead of January transfer window
The Liverpool manager addresses talk of potential signings in the 2017 January transfer window
Jurgen Klopp insists Liverpool won’t necessarily look to add reinforcements to their squad in the January transfer window despite Philippe Coutinho’s injury setback.
The Merseyside outfit were dealt a blow in the Premier League title race after Coutinho was forced off injured in the 33rd minute of Liverpool’s 2-0 win against Sunderland on Saturday afternoon.
The Brazil international’s replacement Divock Origi broke the deadlock in 75th minute before Liverpool vice-captain James Milner netted a second from the penalty spot in added time.
Coutinho has scored five times and has made five assists in 13 Premier League appearances in the 2016-17 season.
Speaking at his pre-match media conference ahead of Liverpool’s clash against Leeds United in the EFL Cup on Tuesday night, Klopp said:
“Actually I thought before about it, but it doesn’t mean that we do it.
“We have to think about it all the time to prepare the situation. We have already prepared the summer, that’s how it is. We spoke about a camp, we organised a camp for the summer and all that stuff.
“Of course, transfers will be done or not. If we have another few injuries or not, we will see. Maybe a few young lads now take the chance because of injuries of other players, so then we don’t think about it anymore.
“It’s not to make a transfer, it’s only if we think the team needs another player, the squad needs another player. Then I think we will do it. If not, then not.”
Liverpool signed seven players in the summer transfer window as Klopp looked to mould his Reds side into title challengers.
The Merseyside outfit finished in eighth place in the Premier League last term as well as losing two cup finals.