Jurgen Klopp gives fresh Liverpool FC transfer update
The Liverpool FC manager hints that the Reds won't enter the transfer market to ease their injury woes
Jurgen Klopp has played down Liverpool FC’s prospects of completing any deals in the January transfer window.
The Reds played out a thrilling 4-3 victory over Crystal Palace at Anfield on Saturday afternoon thanks to goals from Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane.
However, the Liverpool FC boss suffered a blow after Brazil international Fabinho was forced off in the second half with a suspected injury.
Klopp has a growing injury list at the back, with defenders Trent Alexander-Arnold, Joe Gomez and Dejan Lovren sidelined with fitness concerns.
The Reds are facing a headache in the middle of the park after Fabinho joined injured duo Georginio Wijnaldum and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
Liverpool FC have been linked with a move to re-sign Philippe Coutinho in the January transfer window, despite Klopp ruling out a move for the Brazilian.
The club’s supporters will be eager to see some defensive recruits this month to ease their crisis at the back ahead of their title push.
Speaking at his post-match media conference following Liverpool FC’s 4-3 win against Crystal Palace, Klopp appeared to rule out any January signings.
“It is a really difficult problem,” said Klopp. “I can imagine what people think about this situation but you have to make decisions in moments when decisions are on the table.
“That’s why Clyney is not here anymore. In that moment we had plenty of options and now we don’t have them. That’s how it is in our next games.
“Trent got an injury and it’s serious but not that serious. He will be back early but I don’t know if early enough for the next game. Maybe the game after (at West Ham United the following Monday).
“Everyone gives me the feeling, Trent as well, that that is absolutely possible but we have to wait and cannot risk anything. We have to come through this situation.”
Klopp added: “Tell me a player who can play right-back and other positions as well better than our boys like Rafa can do?”
Liverpool FC will take on Leicester City in their next Premier League game on Tuesday 29 January before a trip to West Ham on Monday 4 February.