Klopp shares Liverpool's transfer plans for the remainder of January window

Jurgen Klopp isn’t expecting “anything to happen” before the January transfer window slams shut.

Liverpool have been encouraged to make additions at the back in an effort to solve their defensive injury crisis.

The Reds boss is having to deal without two of his first choice centre-halves – one of which is Virgil van Dijk.

He and Joe Gomez are long-term absentees leaving Klopp to seek makeshift solutions.

But despite calls for him and the club to bring in new faces the German has conceded that he doesn’t foresee any recruits arriving.

“Not really, no,” he told reporters. “I would not say absolutely 100 per cent no but I don’t expect anything to happen, to be honest.”

Jurgen Klopp isn't expecting any more signings
Jurgen Klopp isn’t expecting any more signings

Liverpool have been linked with the likes of Dayot Upamecano and Ben White recently.

But the Premier League champions have been shrewd operators in the transfer market in recent times so making a forced signing in January is not part of their makeup.

A poor recent run has not helped their cause however with Liverpool now seven points off league leaders Manchester City.

The Reds have not won in the league for over a month, but Klopp accepts that scrutiny will come their way.

“It’s normal,” he said. “People in general, everything is massive news or it is not. Every day, every two seconds, there is news outside and you think ‘wow’ and then two minutes later, you get more information. That is how it is.

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Virgil van Dijk's absence has been well documented
Virgil van Dijk’s absence has been well documented

“I know much better than you imagine how many bad things happen out there.

“What we try to do, and we do this in positive times as well, is we cut out the outside world when we come together, so we focus and talk only about football.

“Yes of course there are much more serious problems out there, but in the moment when we are on the pitch the only problem we can solve, the only thing we have to focus on is the football problem.

“We have the chance to sort the football problem and that is what we do. We want to get something tomorrow night obviously, and we will try absolutely everything.”



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