Liverpool FC manager frustrated by lack of new signings
Jurgen Klopp looking to strengthen squad after 3-2 home defeat against Swansea City
January 23rd, 2017
Swansea City were 14/1 shots to win at Anfield on Saturday although the Welsh side didn’t play like rank outsiders and found the net three times to win the match 3-2.
After the game, Jurgen Klopp criticised his team for “passive defending” and admits that Liverpool have been frustrated in the transfer market due to certain clubs wanting to keep a tight hold of their players.
Indeed, Klopp is not too hopeful of making any significant January signings, with the German having been thwarted up to now.
The Liverpool manager said: “I understand it is absolutely normal that people ask whether we should have brought players in. The situation is yes, on the one side pretty simple, but on the other hand it is pretty difficult. It is not that we don’t want to bring players in. We do. But the thing is, the players we want because we think they help us, the clubs don’t sell. It is not about money in this situation, it is the winter transfer window.
“Clubs are saying ‘No, we have half a year to go, we cannot find another player like this, we prefer to take money in the summer than a few pounds more in the winter than whatever’. So it is pretty easy. You see the situation. It’s tight, it’s close, we know that, but if the right decision is not possible in signing the right player then you cannot make the wrong transfer.
“It is not as if there are 20 players out there who could make this team stronger, who are running around and are available. That is the situation. That is why I say we know the situation, we are prepared to move, but for the right player. We are not the only side who can decide the outcome of that, though, are we? The selling club makes the decision too.”