Jurgen Klopp insists he is not looking to sign a new striker after giving a glowing endorsement to Liverpool’s current attacking options.
Calls for a new centre-forward have increased in recent weeks, with the dominant Reds unable to make a plethora of chances count in Tuesday’s 1-1 draw against Spartak Moscow in the Champions League.
Klopp, however, insists he is more than happy with the players at his disposal.
“We considered a lot over the summer. It’s not the time to talk about what we considered,” Klopp said.
“If there is a striker out there which is better than ours or fits better than ours, why shouldn’t we do it? We are not crazy.
“[But] I’m really happy. We have Roberto Firmino. He is maybe not a 25-goal striker but ask anyone in the Premier League and they will say: ‘What a player.’
“We have Daniel Sturridge, we all know about his potential.
“Now he’s fit, so hopefully we can use it. And then everyone will ask for a fit Daniel Sturridge and want to have him.
“And we have Dom Solanke, for sure the biggest [young] English talent in the No. 9 position. That’s a fantastic situation.”
When questioned about Liverpool’s profligacy in front goal, Klopp insists he will work hard to better the attacking options he has at his disposal.
“That we don’t score at this moment is not the fault of one player,” he attested.
“Yes, maybe Harry Kane would have scored one or two of the chances we had, probably yes.
“But he missed chances in other games in other moments of his career.
“So it’s not always about asking for other players. It’s about work with what you have and that’s what we’re doing.”