Liverpool are on course to make a Champions League return by next season after their new-found form under the new coach. The Reds are currently 9th on the table after a resounding 4 – 1 win over Manchester City at weekend, and things have changed since Klopp arrived as they have only lost a game.
But the German handler has had an injury-stricken squad since he took over from Brendan Rodgers, and will no doubt need new arrivals by January for the tougher remainder of the season. Fatigue will soon set in with their new high-pressing style of play, and it would be hard to keep up with the demands as the season goes on.
But Klopp has revealed that signings will be only be made by January if there is dire need for it. Liverpool have suffered heavy blows with the injuries of Danny Ings, Joe Gomez, Daniel Sturridge, Sahko and Christian Benteke since October when he arrived, and aren’t guaranteed not to suffer more in the next 6 months. The 48 year-old is aware of this but isn’t a fan of the Winter transfer windows too, especially as the EPL system doesn’t allow for a mid-season break that would normally allow time for new players to become accustomed to team’s style and tactics.
In the German’s exact words,
He has been linked with a handful of players since his arrival, with many tipping him to raid his former club, Dortmund of some of his former protegees, with Reus and Aubameyang as favourites. The goalkeeping, midfield and forward departments are areas he will most likely look at by January if changes will be made, and he admitted,
“If we need to, we will do transfers. No problem. I don’t know what will happen in January, if we have more injuries it will be important, of course. But at this moment, there’s no decision.”