Steve McManaman: Liverpool have funds to make first January signing
The Liverpool legend discusses whether Jurgen Klopp could make January signings
Steve McManaman has claimed that funds aren’t an issue for Liverpool in the January transfer window but has questioned whether Jurgen Klopp can find the quality to strengthen his squad before the transfer deadline.
Liverpool have endured a miserable start to 2017 after a disappointing run of one victory in eight games in all competitions ahead of the visit of Chelsea to leave the Reds out of the cup competitions and in fourth place in the Premier League table.
The Reds suffered a shock 2-1 loss to Championship outfit Wolverhampton Wanderers at Anfield in Saturday’s early kick-off in the FA Cup fourth round as Richard Stearman and Andreas Weimann scored in the first half for the visitors.
Klopp signed seven players in the summer transfer window as the Liverpool boss looked to strengthen his squad for a title challenge.
Speaking to BT Sport about Liverpool’s current situation in the January transfer window, McManaman insisted that the Reds do have funds to spend should a legitimate target emerge.
“The thing is, there is plenty of money at Anfield. Klopp made a profit last summer bringing in players. He was backed when he wanted to bring in Sadio Mane for £34m or whether it was Joel Matip on a free.
“It is what the manager wants. There is certainly money available but it will all depend on whether he can get the players he wants in January… The great players become available in June and July. It all depends on what you can offer them in terms of financial rewards or the Champions League.”