The Reds’ boss is trying to remedy a defensive headache with a signing in January
Jurgen Klopp has steered Liverpool’s pursuit of a brand new central defender is being hampered by the prospect of getting to pay “loopy cash”.
With Liverpool struggling to plug holes left by long-term accidents to Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez, Klopp admitted earlier this week that he will look to recruit in January.
“I do not know, however we’ll attempt,” he stated. “We at all times attempt. It could be humorous in case you thought Liverpool had been fantastic with the state of affairs, that we do not care or do not attempt.
“We attempt, however as , there’s nothing to say till one thing occurs. We’ll see.
“The state of affairs yesterday did not make it simpler however nonetheless we are attempting to do the appropriate issues. If it is doable then we’ll do it. If not, then not.”
The German saw Joel Matip go down with injury in the 3-1 win at Tottenham, a recreation Fabinho missed on account of an issue he picked up earlier within the week, which means he’s reliant on Jordan Henderson filling in alongside the comparatively untested Nat Phillips and Rhys Williams.
Klopp reportedly has targets in thoughts – RB Leipzig duo Dayot Upamecano and Ibrahima Konate being simply two – however he’s conscious that securing a top-class choice is a troublesome activity, particularly within the January switch window.
“You already know the state of affairs with centre-halves on the market,” Klopp is quoted as saying within the Mirror. “You already know the golf equipment the place the centre-halves are taking part in, as a result of everyone seems to be speaking about them. Inform me if one in all these golf equipment wants the cash and must promote a participant?
“And in the event that they want cash then they need loopy cash. I’m not positive there may be an £80 million centre-back obtainable in the meanwhile and a membership thinks ‘We are able to get £80m for him so we’ll promote him’.
“The groups wouldn’t promote this calibre of participant now.”
Whereas Klopp has a watch on fixing his defensive points forward of the closure of the switch window on Monday, focus have to be on reviving their title problem and the Reds face a second consecutive journey to London after they face David Moyes’ bettering West Ham on Sunday.