Jurgen Klopp gives latest update on Liverpool transfers ahead of Stoke clash
The Liverpool manager insists the Reds won't sign players for the sake of it ahead of the January transfer window
Jurgen Klopp is adamant that he won’t spend money on a player in the January transfer window unless the Liverpool manager is convinced the target can really improve his squad.
The 18-time English champions have made a promising start to the 2016-17 season after Klopp signed seven players in the summer transfer window following an eighth-place finish last term.
Klopp’s most-expensive summer acquisition was Sadio Mane after the Senegal international after the winger completed a £34m switch to the Merseyside outfit from Southampton in July.
Mane has been the pick of Liverpool’s summer arrivals so far after a return of eight goals and four assists in 16 Premier League appearances to leave the Reds in second place in the table.
Naturally with the January transfer window on the horizon, Klopp has been asked to address his plans to bolster his squad as the Reds look to close the six-point gap between leaders Chelsea and the Merseyside outfit.
Speaking to Liverpool’s website, Klopp provided an update on potential transfers in next month’s window.
“I think I said it one or two times, that if there is something for us that makes sense and is possible [we will be active] – because there is not only China which could [prevent] a transfer, there’s other clubs,” Klopp told Liverpool’s website.
“If we have an eye on a player then he is a good player and probably plays in a good club and if this club doesn’t need money then we have no chance. It’s what we always do, but what I can say is we don’t want to convince players with money, we want to convince them with the way we go.
“We want to have players who are ready to develop and that’s not a message for the winter transfer window, it’s a message for the next few years.
“We have already very good players and if somebody wants to be part of this team they’re very welcome, but if not, don’t think about it anymore.
“So nothing new about this. If something happens, of course I’ll call all of you immediately. If not, don’t be surprised.”