Now Jurgen Klopp shows his frustration with Liverpool’s lack of TRANSFER BUSINESS by insisting “it’s not my choice” whether to step up in January … after admitting that Burnley’s shock defeat “is a massive blow.” Face “was.
Jurgen Klopp has admitted that he cannot say whether Liverpool will make new signings in this transfer window.
The head of the Reds hinted at his frustration that they had failed to bring reinforcements to the German squad, which had been severely affected by a number of injuries, particularly in defense.
Liverpool are currently without Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez, both of whom have long-term injuries. They also miss Diogo Jota, who scored five goals in nine league games before his injury.
Jurgen Klopp admitted he can’t say if Liverpool will be able to hire new players before the January transfer window ends
Liverpool’s title hopes took another blow with a 1-0 loss to Burnley on Thursday
However, Klopp insisted the decision to hire new employees before the end of the month was not in his hands.
“These decisions are not my decisions,” he said.
“If someone thinks we should do something, I can’t decide whether or not to do something in the transfer market. That must be clear. ‘
Liverpool are currently without Joe Gomez and Virgil van Dijk (L) and Diogo Jota (R)
The Reds were linked with a move for several defenders, including David Alaba from Bayern Munich, Ozan Kabak from Schalke, Dayot Upamecano from RB Leipzig and Ben White from Brighton.
But Klopp admitted in early January that a move for a center-back is unlikely due to the effects of Covid-19.
He said, “I can’t definitely say we’re not going to bring anyone in, it’s just not likely because of the situation in the world.
“We shouldn’t forget that the situation is difficult for everyone and also for football clubs.
‘There could be some clubs that have absolutely no financial problems.
“But this club was and is always very responsible for the things we do.”
FC Bayern Munich’s David Alaba is one of the defenders linked with the Reds
Schalke’s Ozan Kabak is another central defender Liverpool are said to be interested in
Klopp spoke in more detail about Liverpool’s owners after the 1-0 loss in Southampton, insisting that they were “absolutely concerned” with the club.
In good times, all of our owners think they are very generous, ”said Klopp. “When times are bad, everyone thinks they’re really tight, but they aren’t. They are absolutely concerned about the club, the club’s success and understand how we have it.
“So you see exactly the same things that I see about need (player) and things like that. It’s not like I’m saying, “By the way, a middle half would be really nice!” and they say, ‘Wow! A middle half! Really why?’ Everything is clear. It’s all on the table. We are working on it, you can imagine.
‘But it is the situation. In addition, it’s January and it’s not the easiest transmission window. One backer can look at it and think they need a middle half and the other team has a good one, so bring them in. My job is to really make the players we have here as strong as possible.
Klopp insisted that the Liverpool owners are absolutely concerned about the challenges the club is facing
“Would a middle half help and solve all of our problems? Maybe for a game or two, but then he could get injured too. We do not know it. We have to work together, and we’ve done so so far, and it’s the toughest situation you can imagine – three halves of the senior center and they’re all injured. ‘
Klopp’s side suffered another blow in their attempt to retain the Premier League title, with a 1-0 loss to Burnley on Thursday, which Klopp described as a “massive slap in the face”.
An Ashley Barnes penalty in the 83rd minute was enough to give Sean Dyche’s men a shocking victory, the result ending Liverpool’s 68-game run unbeaten at Anfield.
“It was a massive slap in the face,” admitted Klopp.
“It’s my responsibility, that’s the simple explanation. We lost the game, which is pretty much impossible, but we did it. Its my fault
‘How is it possible that we could lose this game? But we lost it, we even made it possible. It’s our fault – and that means my fault. It’s always my fault, the things that don’t work are my fault. We have worked together for a long time. ‘
The Reds are now six points behind Manchester United and four points behind Manchester City and Leicester. Pep Guardiola’s team have also played less and could widen their gap to seven points.
Liverpool could drop out of the top 4 if Tottenham and Everton win their games in hand.