Pep Lijnders drops January transfer window hint amid numerous Liverpool injury concerns

Liverpool’s assistant manager has dropped a hint on how the January transfer window could look for the Reds.

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The January transfer window is almost one-third of the way through, with no inclination that Liverpool will make a winter signing.

Jurgen Klopp has made January signings in the past two seasons.

Luis Diaz arrived midway through the 2021/22 campaign to help Liverpool secure a domestic double, while Cody Gakpo arrived in the winter of 2023.

With the numerous injuries that have been plaguing the Reds this term, there has been some expectations that the Anfield club could dip into the transfer market.

However, assistant manager Pep Lijnders has suggested otherwise in his pre-Fulham press conference ahead of tomorrow evening’s game:

“We spent a lot money in the summer,” said the Reds assistant manager.

“We really invested in the squad, the ownership really brought in the right players.”

“Even when you have the injuries we have at the moment, they will be back in not that long hopefully.”

“I think the difference between a good season and a top season is when you are going through these phases, how the squad reacts when players are missing.”

“Mo going, how do (Diogo) Jota, Cody (Gakpo), Darwin (Nunez) and Lucho (Lios Diaz), how they step up, Harvey (Elliott) too.”

To further confirm that there is a slim chance of any business being done this month, the Dutchman referenced the various academy players that are staring to make their mark:

“Then we always believe in the Academy as well.”

“I think one thing is that you want to produce your own players to be able to fight, to compete and to win prizes.”

“And the other reason why we have an Academy with 250 players there, they are running and dreaming and hoping in that in these moments when it’s harder and the season gets tough in terms of injuries, that they can back you.”

“They so far always did.” 

“Conor and Bobby are not backup players, they are part of our squad. They are young, hungry and made for games like this.”

“Look what happened to Jarell.”

“We put him in at Newcastle when we were down to 10 men and after that he feels our trust, he knows that we really can rely on him and he makes the steps he makes.”

“Young players just need the opportunity.”

“They don’t need criticism, they just need trust from the coaching staff.”

“That’s what we try to do. These two boys are really good but we have more of them.” 

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