The Liverpool boss says doors are open for January signings.
Christmas has come early for Liverpool and it’s fans. After an impressive win against Wolves and Crystal Palace thumping Manchester City, Jurgen Klopp and his men have 4 points lead at the top. It seems this might be their year. Jurgen Klopp reveals his January plans.
Jurgen Klopp is not ruling out signing players in the January transfer window. The Liverpool boss admitted that the “door is open” to make a move in the winter window should the Reds need reinforcements to aid their title challenge. Liverpool are four points clear at the top of the Premier League table. But Klopp’s squad has suffered a number of casualties in recent weeks. Both Joel Matip and Joe Gomez are ruled out until the New Year with injuries, while Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Rhian Brewster are long-term absentees. Liverpool have also had to contend with knocks to Trent Alexander-Arnold, Jordan Henderson, Naby Keita, James Milner and others. Klopp says that he will consider making January signings should his squad suffer more injuries in the coming weeks.
Klopp says he could be tempted into the transfer market if he loses any more of his squad. He said, “I’m very happy with what I’ve got, but you don’t know. That’s why I always keep the door open, in case something happens and we need to have a look. There are a monstrous number of games coming up and as long as we can react, it’s all good. If something dramatically changes, we’ll look. If nothing happens then I’d say we will not do anything.” Liverpool have a boxing day fixture Rafa Benitez’s New Castle United before taking on Arsenal three days later. Klopp confirmed Joel Matip and Joe Gomez are out of the match against Newcastle United.
Klopp must be sweating over the fitness of players. They only have two experienced centre defenders. Milner has been deployed in right back situation and with Kieta injury it seems they are running short of players. If required Klopp may enter the market as he looks to maintain the 4 point gap in the monstrous fixtures coming ahead.