Liverpool Transfer News: Jurgen Klopp admits he could sign striker in January. The Reds did not dip their feet in the transfer market this summer.
Jurgen Klopp’s European Champions inched their way closer to their maiden premier league title with yet another commanding performance as they thrashed Bournemouth 3-0 at Dean Court during their encounter last night.
The Red’s dominant march in the Premier League has vindicated Jurgen Klopp’s decision to stay away from the transfer market and keep faith in the players that helped him conquer Europe. However, it appears that come January, Klopp may let go of his transfer hesitance.
Liverpool admit they could sign striker in January
Speaking to Liverpool Echo, Jurgen Klopp admitted that he was not averse to adding players to his squad. However, that would only happen if the club decides to send their youngsters on loan. The highly rated 19-year old Rhian Brewster could be the one that gets shifted out in order to obtain regular first team football to earn crucial Premier League experience just as winger Harry Wilson has done with Bournemouth.
When asked if he would sign more attacking cover in such an event, Klopp said:
“Yes, we have to see. We can’t just give the boys [away] on loan because we have built this squad.
“We have three long-term injuries and four with Paul Glatzel, two of them were pre-season. Two came later with Joel (Matip) and Fabinho.
“That gives us a 16-player squad and I count the kids, but we cannot only give players on loan and think it is good for him, we always have to consider both situations.
“The boys and ours, and in the end, we try to make the perfect solution. Sometimes it works out, others it does not.”
Rhian Brewster would have been on a different level
Brewster joined Liverpool 2 and a half years ago. However, the striker is yet to make his debut for the Reds. Klopp though, is of the opinion that if not for his long-term ankle injury, the teenager could have been on a different level already.
“Maybe Rhian is the one, age-wise, experience-wise, if he had not been injured, he would already have been on a different level, but that is the situation and we constantly think of the situation for the boys,” Klopp added.
“He is very young, but still a bit advanced, but I don’t know, we don’t make decisions right now. If we do [loan him] then it 100 per cent needs to be the right club.
“They have all made steps here without playing Championship football week in and week out. They have all made massive steps here and Rhian’s was delayed because of that big injury he had.
“Neco (Williams), Curtis (Jones) and Harvey (Elliott) have made massive steps here without playing week in and week out. No decision has been made yet [on the loan].”
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