After sacking Brendan Rodgers just 8 games into the new season, Liverpool’s newly appointed coach Jurgen Klopp has found it hard to adjust to the football in the Premier League.
From injuries to players to busy festive schedule to wind conditions, Klopp has had to acclimatize himself to the challenges in his new career. In January with the transfer window open, the German manager opened up about his ambitions in the window.
The manager has often stressed the fact that he is happy with the squad he has at his disposal but was honest in admitting that he can’t rule out making additions to the squad.
“I can understand why everybody makes January transfers. It seems to be the only possibility everyone is satisfied with,” said the Reds boss. “It is impossible to say ‘No, we won’t do it’. I can understand that other people feel pressure. It is better to do something than to stay together so you can buy somebody and say ‘I tried’,” he continued. “You take a player for a horrible or crazy price to say ‘we did it’, and not be sure he can help you, because you cannot be sure.”
The German is well aware of the inflated prices in winter but might be tempted to bring in a few payers to strengthen his squad and have a great shot at Champions League football next season.
With the transfer window officially open, there are a number of rumors doing the rounds. Klopp has also said in an interview that if it helps the team, he is always free to sign players from his ex-club Borussia Dortmund.
Since then the Merseyside club have been linked with a number of players from Liverpool including defender Neven Subotic. They were also linked with Brazil international Alexander Pato.
However, the first transfer of the Klopp era for Liverpool is all set to be announced on Monday. Marco Grujic ha reportedly completed a medical and is set to move the Premier League this week.
It will be interesting to see if the German will make more signings this winter but if the injuries persist for the squad he may well have to splash the cash half way through the season.