"The situation has changed" - Klopp hints Liverpool could dip into transfer market
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After signing Darwin Nunez, Calvin Ramsay and Fabio Carvalho early in the window, it was widely reported that the Merseyside club had wrapped up their incoming business this summer.
However, after midfield maestro Thiago Alcantara suffered an injury in their opening game against Fulham that will sideline him for several weeks, as well as injuries to Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Curtis Jones, last season’s Champions League finalists now look light in the middle of the park.
Speaking ahead of his side’s Premier League clash with Crystal Palace on Monday night, the German boss said:
“The thing is, it is easy for us to bring a midfielder in, but it is not so easy to bring the right midfielder in."
"There are money reasons and contractual reasons which, most of the time, go hand-in-hand."
“It’s not that we deny signing a player if we have a problem with injuries, for example."
"But it is a completely different situation to the beginning of the pre-season when everybody told me we needed a new midfielder and that was about the kind of midfielder."
“That is a completely different discussion. We didn’t need a different kind of midfielder but if the right midfielder would have been available, we would have gone then as well.
“Now the situation has changed slightly- we have more injuries, that’s true. But it can still only be about the right (player) and that is not easy."
"It has nothing to do with that it is now August already and at the end of August, the transfer window closes."
“It’s just because it is 2022 and people have contracts until 2024, 2025 and 2026. That’s the situation and that’s why we have to be calm and sort our problems with the boys we have."
"It’s all about solutions and only one of these solutions is the transfer market- all the other solutions are here.”
Klopp’s side drew with Crystal Palace last night in an eventful game, in which Darwin Nunez was sent off in the 57th minute.