Jurgen Klopp held a heated press conference today in which the German cut a thoroughly frustrated figure when answering questions from reporters in regard to further January signings.
Speaking ahead of Liverpool’s weekend’s clash with Brighton, Klopp was exacerbated when questions were asked about why Liverpool have not signed more players this month, with the coach admitting that it is unlikely that anymore new recruits would be coming to Anfield.
Dutch winger Cody Gakpo arrived from PSV Eindhoven just after Christmas, but he is likely to be the only new signing this month according to Jurgen Klopp.
Klopp was asked about further signings and said, “I don’t think so. My job is to use the boys we have, that’s it.”
Klopp tried to deflect the focus on the club’s current problems away from transfers and towards the extensive injury crisis the team is suffering. Roberto Firmino, Virgil Van Dijk, Luis Diaz, Diogo Jota and Arthur Melo are all currently ruled out through injury. Darwin Nunez is a doubt to play Brighton tomorrow also after picking up an injury during the week.
Klopp said in regard to injuries, “Four of our offensive players are injured, they will come back. We will have seven strikers then, we can’t even put them all on the Champions League list. Injuries are a big shadow over us. You cannot solve it all in the transfer window, sometimes you have to.”