Jurgen Klopp has revealed Liverpool are constantly monitoring the transfer market and will only bring in a player in January if the player can improve the squad.
The Merseyside club have enjoyed a good start to the 2016/17 Premier League campaign as they are second in the table with 30 points after 13 games. They registered a 2-0 victory over Sunderland at Anfield in their last match, which was their ninth victory of this season.
“It’s not to make a transfer, it’s only if we think the team needs another player, the squad needs another player. Then I think we will do it. If not, then not. We have a few hours’ training a day, but I’m absolutely much longer here than for training,” Klopp said, as quoted by Liverpool’s official website.
“So in all this time we do different things and a few of these things is to watch the market, watch what happens around, scouting, look at players, promising players from leagues you cannot watch too often. That’s what we do all the time.
“That doesn’t mean we can take one, but only to be informed, to know about development and strength, whatever. That’s what we do. That’s preparation for a situation which could — could — be in the next transfer window.”
Philippe Coutinho picked up an injury and was stretchered off the field in the last league tie. The Brazil international could be out of action for the next six weeks, according to the Liverpool Echo.
Adam Lallana has been on the sidelines, while Klopp confirmed Roberto Firmino and Daniel Sturridge were also struggling with minor injuries. In addition to this, Danny Ings is out of action for the rest of the season with a second long-term injury.
Klopp admitted that he thought of bringing in new faces to Anfield after the latest injury setbacks. However, the former Borussia Dortmund manager believes the situation can provide an opportunity for youngsters at Liverpool to showcase their talent for the first team.
“Actually I thought before about it, but it doesn’t mean that we do it. We have to think about it all the time to prepare the situation. We have already prepared the summer, that’s how it is. We spoke about a camp, we organised a camp for the summer and all that stuff,” he explained.
“Of course, transfers will be done or not. If we have another few injuries or not, we will see. Maybe a few young lads now take the chance because of injuries of other players, so then we don’t think about it anymore.”