Jurgen Klopp gives latest Liverpool FC transfer update amid injury crisis

Liverpool FC manager Jurgen Klopp opens up about his squad depth ahead of the January transfer window

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Jurgen Klopp has hinted that Liverpool FC may enter the January transfer market if Rhian Brewster is allowed to leave on a loan deal next month.

The Reds have suffered a number of injury blows over the past month or so after Virgil van Dijk’s centre-half partner Joel Matip succumbed to a niggle.

Liverpool FC lost Fabinho to injury in a 1-1 draw with Serie A side Napoli in the Champions League group-stage clash at Anfield to deprive Klopp of his holding midfielder.

The Reds are facing a hectic fixture schedule in the next month as Liverpool FC compete in the Premier League, the Champions League, the League Cup, the Club World Cup and the FA Cup.

Klopp will need to use his squad depth wisely to ensure all his players stay fresh ahead of the second half of the Premier League season.

Brewster has been linked with a potential loan move despite the teenager being a potential replacement for a first-team member during the busy run.

Speaking at his pre-match media conference ahead of Liverpool FC’s trip to Bournemouth in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon, Klopp appeared to indicate that he would need a replacement if Brewster heads out on loan:

“Yes, we have to see. We can’t just give the boys [away] on loan because we have built this squad.

“We have three long-term injuries and four with Paul Glatzel, two of them were pre-season. Two came later with Joel [Matip] and Fabinho.

“That gives us a 16-player squad and I count the kids, but we cannot only give players on loan and think it is good for him, we always have to consider both situations.

“The boys and ours, and in the end, we try to make the perfect solution. Sometimes it works out, others it does not.”

Liverpool FC are looking to win their first-ever Premier League title this season.

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