Fabrizio Romano has provided his latest Liverpool transfer update this morning.
It has been a quiet month for the Reds, with only the likes of Morton Frendrup and Leny Yoro being consistently linked with the Anfield club.
Manager Jurgen Klopp has done winter business in the last two editions of the winter window.
Luis Diaz arrived in January 2022 to help push Liverpool to a domestic double.
Cody Gakpo was purchased in the beginning of 2023.
He was one of a few bright sparks in a largely disappointing 2022/23 season for the Reds.
With some of the injury concerns that have plagued some at Anfield, many fans think that Jurgen Klopp needs a player or two – especially in defence.
Now Fabrizio Romano has suggested that Liverpool would rather wait until the summer if possible, while also mentioning which position the Reds are focusing on.
What did Fabrizio Romano say about Liverpool’s transfer plans?
Writing for his Daily Briefing for CaughtOffside, the Italian transfer guru wrote:
“As mentioned yesterday, Liverpool are exploring the market for potential new signings at centre-back.”
“It’s not something urgent or guaranteed to happen this January, as we know Liverpool generally prefer to do their business in the summer.”
“I don’t have any concrete name yet at this stage, but I was just told that Liverpool have made some calls to some centre-backs’ agents to be informed on situations – it hasn’t become a concrete negotiation as of now.”
“It’s not easy to find top players in the January window, that’s the problem.”
Quiet winter window
It seems that Jurgen Klopp and co. will not force a transfer to happen this winter.
The Reds are top of the league, and it seems the German trusts his squad to keep it that way.
Assistant manager Pep Lijnders recently hinted that it would be an uneventful period for Liverpool, saying:
“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.”
The Reds have been tentatively linked the likes of Morten Frendrup and Leny Yoro.
However, they seem to be long-term or summer targets as opposed to winter signings.
Nonetheless, if the Reds can continue exceeding expectations as they have done all season – there’s no reason why January additions should be necessary.