Jurgen Klopp says he does not live in a “dreamland” and does not foresee further additions in January, and the manager is ready to “use the boys I have.”
This month, Cody Gakpo strengthened the offensive line, and given the growing concerns about injuries in the attack, it was certainly necessary.
But this does not meet the needs of the midfield, which seem to grow with each passing match. However, reinforcements are unlikely to arrive this month, as “the transfer market is not a solution at the moment.”
“I don’t think so. The situation is what it is,” Klopp told reporters about any possible further signings in January.
“We have to talk about it because you’re asking me about it, but at the end of the day, my job is to use the boys I have, that’s all.
“I like the teams we work with, but when we start to change, you immediately realize that we don’t have three, four, five options, and if we have options, they immediately become quite young.
“It’s good, but this is the situation and you can’t solve all the problems in the transfer window.
“I know that in dreamland you just buy players and bring them in, but I don’t see that.
“We can’t solve problems like other teams do, and I know it creates headlines, but we do it our way, we really squeeze everything out.”
When Klopp insisted on Liverpool’s restrictions, he did not seek to take into account the reasons that have long been present at the club since his arrival, instead emphasizing that decisions cannot always be solved through transfers.
“Do I have to tell you the money story again? What could be the reason why we have crazy money, but we don’t buy players even when they are available?” Klopp said.
“We have a problem, at the moment four of our forwards are injured. If we buy another one, they will come back, and we have seven strikers, we can’t even put them all on the Champions League list.
“It’s not that easy, you can’t solve problems, especially injuries, in the transfer window.
“Injuries are a big shadow for all of us because you can’t deal with it in the transfer window, sometimes you need to, but usually we just need to live until the guys come back.
“The transfer market is not a solution for us at the moment.
“But if someone says to me, ‘Yes, this is it,’ then we will do it, but in this particular situation I don’t think it will happen.”