There would need to be a big problem at Anfield for Liverpool to utilise the January transfer window, according to journalist Paul Gorst.
The Liverpool Echo journalist has reported that Jurgen Klopp trusts his tight-knit squad, and prefers to have a small group of players available to him.
Gorst claimed on a live Q&A on the Liverpool Echo website (19/09 1:28 pm) that he doesn’t envisage a scenario that would see the Reds make a big-name signing in the winter market.
“I think for Liverpool to be active in the January window there would have to be a big problem at Anfield,” he wrote.
“Klopp likes the close-knit makeup of his squad and prefers his numbers to be trim. I don’t see a scenario where the Reds boss is delving into the market to make a significant addition at this stage.”
Liverpool only made three signings over the summer, with Harvey Elliott and Sepp van den Berg playing for the under-23s, while goalkeeper Adrian has been forced into first-team action after the injury to Alisson Becker.
Gorst is right, it would take something to go wrong seriously like an injury to force Klopp’s hand into making a signing in January. There isn’t any real need for the German to do so either, with his current crop of players having surged into a five-point advantage already at the top of the Premier League, what more could he want? The Reds have a front-three that show no signs of slowing down in front of goal, and a defensive partnership that is flourishing. Many fans’ concerns would have been surrounding who can partner Virgil van Dijk, but Joel Matip has stood up and been counted in the past year, with the Cameroon enforcer a pivotal part of this Reds’ outfit. With a gap at the top, Liverpool just need to continue the way they are doing and they will have no need to dive into the transfer market. If anything, it’s rivals Man City, with Aymeric Laporte and John Stones out injured, who may have to spend in January.