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Report: Jurgen Klopp and Michael Edwards agree on January transfer plan

According to reports from The ECHO, Liverpool have drawn up a January transfer plan with the club unlikely to engage in any business throughout the window which is due to open in a few days time.

Despite losing his first-choice centre-back partnership in the form of Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez to long-term injuries, and suffering an array of physical setbacks, Jurgen Klopp and his team have remained formidable.

At the heart of the defence, Fabinho and Joel Matip have established a recognised partnership that has been pivotal in Liverpool currently sitting top of the Premier League tree at Christmas for a third consecutive year.

Meanwhile, academy graduates Rhys Williams and Nat Phillips have also performed admirably when called upon. 18-year-old Billy Koumetio is another up-and-coming defender Klopp rates highly.

Elsewhere, West Derby midfielder Curtis Jones has firmly established himself as a first-team regular having solidified his place in the team following setbacks to the likes of Thiago Alcantara, James Milner, Xherdan Shaqiri, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Naby Keita.

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There has been positive updates coming out of Anfield in regards to the injury front, with Thaigo, Milner and Shaqiri all expected to return shortly. Kostas Tsimkas and Diogo Jota, meanwhile, are scheduled to make a comeback in February.

Despite seeing his squad decimated to its core in 2020/21, Klopp and Edwards have reportedly reached a mutual understanding and have agreed that winter arrivals aren’t necessary during this period of the season.

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Prepared to wait

According to The ECHO, the possibility of Liverpool making any big-money signings next month are very unlikely, therefore ruling out a January swoop for ‘top-target’ and RB Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano.

Klopp remains committed to finding internal solutions to help the team through what has been the club’s biggest injury crisis in years.

While Liverpool have shown flexibility in the past, they are not prone to knee-jerk reactions and do not anticipate deviating from their self-sustaining transfer model.

January deals in recent years for the likes of Takumi Minamio – earlier this year – and Virgil van Dijk – back in 2018 – were brought forward once the need and availability matched-up – a scenario the club expect not to unfold this time around.

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