Klopp: Liverpool are ready to make transfer window move

Date published: Thursday 7th January 2016 12:24

Jurgen Klopp: Looking to strengthen

Jurgen Klopp: Looking to strengthen

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp admits his “eyes are open” as he looks to strengthen his defence in the January transfer window.

Tuesday’s 1-0 Capital One Cup semi-final, first leg win at Stoke came at a cost as centre-backs Dejan Lovren and Kolo Toure picked up injuries as well as Philippe Coutinho.

Lovren was replaced by James Milner before half-time suffering from a hamstring problem, while Toure finished the game with cramp, but he could not be replaced as Klopp had made all three of his subsitutions.

It leaves the German short of centre-back options ahead of FRiday;s FA Cup date at Exeter, with Lucas Leiva filling in at The Britannia on Tuesday and he has admitted he is looking to add to his squad.

“The truth is that we have to react to the situation. It is difficult to find quality players. They have to be in a difficult situation or the clubs need money.

“We have our eyes open and we watch the market. That’s the truth.

“Has a manager ever before today said names in a press conference? Okay, I’ve forgotten the names,” Klopp told Thursday’s press conference.

The Reds boss also explained the extent of the injuries picked up by Coutinho, Lovren and Toure against Stoke.

“Phil (Coutinho) is more serious than Dejan (Lovren) and Kolo (Toure), but none of these three players will be available for tomorrow. We don’t know exactly,” said Klopp.

“Kolo was cramp but after three days he’s still not available.

“Next week it will not be a problem. Dejan will be available after Man United and Phil needs one or maybe two weeks longer.

“But we don’t know exactly. It’s really rare it’s quicker.”

The Liverpool boss admitted he will be forced into making changes for Friday’s game against the Grecians and he is expected to draft some of the club’s talented youngsters into the squad.

“I don’t know yet who will be available. We will train in two hours and then we will see,” said Klopp.

“It will be a big chance for the boys but there is no pressure because they are still young.

“The team we put out will want to win 100% and go to next round but it will be a team who haven’t played too often together.”

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    Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp admits his “eyes are open” as he looks to strengthen his defence in the January transfer window.

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    Would it not be smart to sign Stevie G on a one month loan and use him as an emergency centreback? We all know he could play there and he’s already training with the club. A no brainer if you ask me



    Ranocchia and Subotic seem to be the names mentioned in quite a few reports. We really do have to splash the cash now in this window. I’d be happy if we could get both of these players. They’re good,experienced CB’s (obviously Klopp knows Subotic very well). I personally am excited about who Klopp brings in


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    Why would LA Galaxy want to agree to that though Rocky Gerrard’s their player and a very important player to them at that.

    Far better for Liverpool to sign a proper centre half imo.



    The problem with January is that you’re really hunting for out of favour talent. Look at Sturridge and Coutinho, both players were on the sidelines at previous clubs. Trying to sign A list players in January is only for the likes of Man city who can afford to do that Harrods style. At LFC We gonna have to do some good bargain hutin by logging onto Ebay. But if we are able to get another Sturridge or Coutinho then who cares?



    Don’t forget we were after Sturridge for quite some time, he had been a target for a couple of windows before he got here.



    Good point Bingo I forgot Rogers wanted Daniel for a while. I hope the transfer committee have been working hard recently because we definitely could do with a striker, all the changes that Klopp has tried in recent weeks haven’t really worked which is reflected in the worst goals record. Defence doesn’t look to good either but at least we can play Emre Can there at the back if push comes to shove.

    Also how did one of the world’s most richest clubs become so unbalanced? Too many number 10’s, not enough full backs or wingers (when was last time Clyne had a rest?), and several useful players on loan. Its like we didn’t plan properly which is shameful really considering resources.



    I only see one available striker ATM, Pato as he has been unsettled for quite some time and is actively looking for a club. Everybody else would be disloyal to their clubs, willing to break up a good team chemistry. Something we ourselves as supporters hate.
    Then Cheryshev as he is ineligible for Madrid. Those are the only players that I know of at the moment that could help us in the attack. Then we got a few that are running down their contracts looking for a move in the summer time like Matip but he is still fighting for Schalke.



    I like Cheryshev Bingo, he could be very interesting we definitely need an injection of pace and trickery in our attack. At the moment our attack is based on the quality of our passing efficiency with regard to how well we can pass our way through defences. This makes our approach play somewhat one dimensional, since losing Sterling, Suarez and with all the injuries we lack a lot of pace (and skill) in our attack especially since Origi and Ings went injured, now with Coutinho and Ibe out we gonna be even more one paced. Moreno and Clyne gonna have to work even harder…Hopefully, Pato wouldn’t want mega wages as that could be a course for consideration as we would have 5 strikers on the wage bill, if not, lets go for him!

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