Klopp happy with Liverpool striker options; wants more wingers

Date published: Wednesday 17th February 2016 2:24

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Jurgen Klopp has hinted that he won’t try to sign a new Liverpool striker in the summer but admits the club need more wingers.

Liverpool have been linked with the likes of Robert Lewandowski and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang at times this season, as injuries have robbed Klopp of the likes of Daniel Sturridge, Divock Origi and Danny Ings.

It has been suggested that the Reds could be in for a busy summer as the German looks to overhaul the squad at Anfield, but Klopp insists there won’t be a repeat of last year, when Liverpool signed seven players under Brendan Rodgers.

“I don’t believe in the number of transfers but we have to make solutions and we will make solutions,” he said.

“Seven sounds really a lot. We have enough strikers – five with Roberto [Firmino] – but not too many wingers, just a few young ones with great potential.

“We have to decide early and at the right moment on transfers but it is about a squad where you can play different systems and react to different situations.

“We went into this season with five centre-halves if you think of Joe [Gomez] and then at one stage we seemed to only have one and a half. It was like: ‘Who can we play?’ So you prepare as much as possible and look for the highest quality you can get.”

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