This January will no doubt be an interesting one for Kopites. The Reds have been linked with all and sundry in recent months. A quiet summer window, a Champions League win and record breaking profits have combined to fill the gossip columns for some time now. In a recent press conference, the gaffer added fuel to the fire by admitting that there could be a January signing if Liverpool let Rhian Brewster leave on loan.
Klopp was asked whether or not a loan for the young striker would mean Liverpool would make a January signing, The Liverpool ECHO reported his reply:
“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.”
What RTK has to say
This is an interesting one. The gaffer is always quick to dismiss rumours that have no basis. The fact that he has refused to rule out Liverpool making a January signing speaks volumes.
One of the obvious barriers is the impending Nike deal; with the Reds set to receive a percentage of every shirt sold, a marquee signing will likely be left until the summer.
A loan move for Rhian Brewster could prove vital for the youngster’s development. As the gaffer pointed out, it would be foolish to let him go without filling his place in the side. It is impossible to call this one at the moment.