Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is wary of going all out in the January transfer window, feeling it could “kill” the confidence of the young players in his squad.
The winter window is usually criticised by many in the game and a number of managers have often tended to avoid doing any business whatsoever in January.
However, Klopp is looking likely that he will bring someone in next month, with star winger Sadio Mane set to depart for the African Cup of Nations with Senegal.
Julian Draxler was heavily linked with the Reds before he joined Paris Saint-Germain last week, but Sardar Azmoun and Quincy Promes are among those to also be tipped with a move to Anfield.
However, Klopp insists that he will not be going crazy next month, with a number of young starlets keen to make their mark under the German.
“We are quite sensitive with this,” Klopp said, as reported by the Telegraph. “Too much of this, too much of that, always kills quality. It is good to compete for a position you want to have but if there is absolutely no chance (of being selected), it kills development that is for sure.
“A transfer should not be a solution only for the winter. Squad building obviously is a very important and a sensitive thing.”
Klopp has already introduced several young players to the first-team fold this season, including Trent Alexander-Arnold, Ben Woodburn and Ovie Ejaria.