Jurgen Klopp

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp hints at January spending

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has today hinted that he could seek to reinforce his Reds squad upon the opening of the January transfer window.


German tactician Klopp has come in for heavy criticism of late, following a run of disappointing results which have seen his side’s defensive frailties highlighted for all to see.

The Merseyside giants were known to be in the market for reinforcements to their back-four during the summer transfer window, and eventually failed in a lengthy pursuit of Southampton stopper Virgil Van Dijk.

Klopp, meanwhile, has remained adamant that the struggles the Reds have endured over their last three games has been more to do with his side failing to defend properly as a collective, rather than lacking in individual talent.

Transfer talk

Addressing the media ahead of Liverpool’s League Cup clash with Leicester City at the King Power Stadium tonight, Klopp was questioned on whether he would consider delving back into the transfer market in January, with the former Dortmund boss refusing to rule out the possibility:

‘From today’s perspective yes, we have the resources, but we will see how it is again in January.’

‘At one point we didn’t have the opportunity to line up with the strongest side and a lot of England legends said I didn’t respect the cup competitions, which is obviously not so nice.’

‘But in this moment we have the squad to play in different competitions and to go as far as possible. That is the plan.’

‘The competition is good. The (League Cup) final was good when we played there. The semi-final against Southampton last year was for us the wrong possible moment, that’s true, but we couldn’t change that.’

‘We will see how we are in January but at this moment I feel quite comfortable to use the players and bring players into different games.’

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