Jurgen Klopp has made indications that he might sign players in January and Stephen Warnock is urging him to do so, saying the timing could not be better.
Liverpool went top of the league on Sunday after thrashing Watford and there is a feel-good atmosphere surrounding the club. There are very few negative aspects to life on Merseyside as a Liverpool fan and this feeling is a reason for Jurgen Klopp to go after his transfer targets in January, according to Stephen Warnock.
Liverpool missed out on Mario Gotze in the summer because the German wanted Champions League football and a decent shot at winning league titles, so he returned to Borussia Dortmund. The German side are fifth in the table, six points behind Red Bull Leipzig and Bayern Munich – it seems somewhat ironic that Liverpool are doing comparatively better, albeit without European football.
Stephen Warnock, speaking to LFC TV, said that Liverpool should go after their targets while they’re in the driving seat as players might be more willing to join the Reds if they believe they have the chance of joining something special.
“Strike while the iron is hot [in terms of bringing players in]”, the Wigan left-back said on LFC TV, via Inside Futbol.
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“You’re top of the league, or in the mix, suddenly you’re playing some of the most exciting football in the world – people are thinking ‘I want to join this, I want to be part of that. They are going to be in the Champions League next year and I want Champions League football and I want to be playing it for Liverpool.’
“They will be looking at the new stand, over 50,000 people [at Anfield] and suddenly Liverpool have jumped up.
“So people are thinking they want to be part of that”, Warnock added.
Liverpool have been linked with massively talented players like Dortmund’s Christian Pulisic and Borussia Monchengladbach’s Mahmoud Dahoud, as well as Athletic Bilbao’s Inaki Williams. Each player has been the subject of recent interest and Warnock’s theory might prove true that their heads could be turned by the hugely exciting project that Klopp is working on.