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Exclusive: John Barnes discusses Liverpool FC’s January transfer plans

John Barnes has his say on Liverpool FC's plans for the January transfer window

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John Barnes is not expecting Liverpool FC to be active in the January transfer window – unless a player who can come straight into the first team becomes available.

The Reds have made an incredible start to the new Premier League season and they currently find themselves top of the table and eight points clear.

Jurgen Klopp’s men have only dropped points on one occasion this season, during a 1-1 draw with Manchester United at Old Trafford last month, and the Reds have won the other 11 games in the top flight this term.

Attentions will now start to gradually turn towards the January transfer window and the chance to potentially add some players to their squad in the new year.

However, England legend Barnes does not seem to think that Klopp’s side will be particularly active in January given the strength of the squad as things stand.

Asked whether he is expecting Liverpool FC to do much business in January, Barnes told The Sport Review: “No, because I think we’ve got a squad that’s strong enough.

“Unless there’s a player who’s going to come into the first team, to replace someone in the first team and make us stronger, why buy a player just to be in the squad when we’ve got lots of squad players?

“So I don’t necessarily think that we’re going to be that active in the January transfer window. Particularly as Liverpool are not a team like Man City who will look to cover every position with an international player.”

Liverpool FC will return to Premier League action after the international break with a trip to Crystal Palace in the top flight.

Klopp’s side were impressive 3-1 winners over Manchester City in their most recent top-flight outing at Anfield.

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