Jurgen Klopp suggests the door is still open for a January signing. This comes after reports that Liverpool had ruled out the possibility.
It appears Liverpool could enter the January market after all. The Athletic recently reported that it was ‘unlikely’ that the Reds would do anything.
Jurgen Klopp, however, admits that he has ‘no idea’ what the situation is with any January signing.
“If we can do something in January, I have no idea,” he said, per Sky Sports. “If we want to do something in January, I have no idea. We’ll just have to see.
“That we look for solutions and the transfer market – that is clear. But in the moment we have the situation we have.”
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What RTK has to say
Klopp is usually pretty quick to rule out signings. He’s a manager who much prefers developing the talent he has, rather than replacing it with expensive stars.
Not that he’s averse to doing just that, of course. But if there’s a young player who fits the bill, they get the shot in the first-team.
And young players will get their chance in this injury crisis. Rhys Williams and Nat Phillips have both started games recently. Billy Koumetio is training with the first-team, too.
But it seems that Liverpool will move in January if they feel they have to – the possibility is there. Who they’d go for? We have no real idea. Any signing would be entirely reactionary and we don’t know how Liverpool go about those types of deals.
It would depend on long-term v short-term views, the money available and, above all, the players available.
But none of that counts for anything if a youngster or two takes their chance over the next month. They get the priority once again and a chance to rule out any January signing.
They’ll play, however, while knowing Liverpool could be quick to act if the kids aren’t up to scratch.