Jürgen Klopp is desperate for fresh legs. The Reds are crying out for more strength in depth in attack and a creative spark in midfield. However, Liverpool making a January signing would be a waste of time and money.
At the minute the Liverpool attack is looking leggy. Sadio Mane has been putting in stellar performances every week to keep the Reds juggernaut on track for an historic title win. Mo Salah has failed to hit the lofty standards that he set himself in his first two seasons at Anfield. Roberto Firmino started the season brightly but has struggled to be as effective in recent weeks.
It is obvious that Jürgen Klopp needs offensive reinforcements. At the minute only Divock Origi is a natural replacement for the front three. This has made Salah, Firmino and Mane essentially undroppable, nigh on unrestable.
Players need rest in order to play to the best of their abilities. Man City have spent hundreds of millions in order to ensure they have two world class players in every position. At the minute the Reds have one senior player covering three positions.
However, a January signing for Liverpool would be a mistake. Jürgen Klopp employs an incredibly demanding style of play; tactically it takes weeks for players to get up to speed with the German’s unique brand of football.
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It was months before Fabinho was a regular starter for Liverpool, it was months before Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain first found his feet at Anfield.
January signings usually come with a premium, the Reds aren’t ones to overpay – in fact we have been underpaying lately. Financially, a January signing for Liverpool wouldn’t make sense.
Despite the desperate need for depth, a New Year move would be a waste of time and money – it would be months before any new arrival settled into our style of play and we would be forced to pay through the nose to get him mid season. The Reds need reinforcements, just not now.