Although he’s been keen to stress on more than one occasion that he’ll be happy to develop the players he already has at Anfield, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp still won’t rule out making additions to the squad with the transfer window now well and truly open — though he takes issue with spending money just for the sake of it.
“I can understand why everybody makes January transfers. It seems to be the only possibility everyone is satisfied with,” said the Reds boss. “It is impossible to say ‘No, we won’t do it’. I can understand that other people feel pressure. It is better to do something than to stay together so you can buy somebody and say ‘I tried’,” he continued. “You take a player for a horrible or crazy price to say ‘we did it’, and not be sure he can help you, because you cannot be sure.”
With the prices inflated in the winter window, it’s unlikely the German will be bringing in too many players — if any. Still, that hasn’t stopped the rumour mill from linking Liverpool with everyone from Borussia Dortmund defender Neven Subotic to Corinthians striker Alexandre Pato.
Sitting seventh in the table and a mere five points off of the top four at the halfway point of the season, Klopp may be tempted to splash some cash to help his chances of securing Champions League football for next season. With Red Star Belgrade youngster Marko Grujic’s move to Merseyside set to be announced on Monday, the question of who will be the first player he brings in has already been answered, but that won’t stop the gossip from being cranked out in the weeks to come — whether he’s actually going to make another signing or not.