LIVERPOOL — Jurgen Klopp has said it is unlikely Liverpool will be signing any player before the January transfer window shuts.
The Reds boss revealed in November that he considered his squad to be short of wide players due to Sadio Mane’s participation at the African Nations Cup and injuries building up.
Klopp recently admitted that Liverpool had made efforts to bring in new recruits this month, but were simply unable convince selling clubs to let important players go midway through the season.
The Liverpool manager was asked at a news conference on Friday whether there could be a surprise incoming prior to the Jan. 31 deadline and replied: “What’s your favourite answer?
“I saw a few days ago this show [on TV] only about transfers. And after two minutes I lost it. I thought ‘Which club? Which player?’ Unbelievable.
“If you want, I can say yes and then you can put Liverpool on the screen! But it’s not really likely. It’s life and it’s always possible. Maybe.”
Meanwhile, Liverpool have only won one game since the turn of the calendar year and crashed out of the EFL Cup at the semifinal stage against Southampton on Wednesday night.
The Reds now face Wolverhampton Wanderers at Anfield on Saturday afternoon in the fourth round of the FA Cup.
Klopp hinted he will not make wholesale alterations to his starting XI for the encounter with the Championship side but said he needed to check on the fitness of Adam Lallana and Nathaniel Clyne.
“More or less problems? I don’t know.” Klopp said when asked for an injury update. “It’s about finding who we can line up tomorrow because we had a few knocks after the game and we have to wait a little bit.
“But we will have a very good team for tomorrow. We will not make 10 changes or something, but a few changes we have to make.
“Adam Lallana got a cut — maybe you saw it? I’m not sure we should try if the stitches are really good enough, or whatever.
“We have to see how Clyney is. It would be great for us if he could play. We rested him in the last game and hopefully he can be part of tomorrow. We have to see.”