Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has hinted that the club might be looking for reinforcements when the transfer window opens in January.
Danny Ings underwent a knee surgery and is set to miss the remainder of the season while Sadio Mane will be unavailable for a brief period as he will be on international duty with Senegal. Daniel Sturridge has fallen down the pecking order and will probably leave the club if the situation fails to improve.
Recently, Liverpool have been linked with Borussia Dortmund’s Christian Pulisic and Napoli’s Lorenzo Insigne. Recently appointed Sporting director Michael Edwards will have the responsibility to sign potential targets for Klopp whose side have been in great form and are one of the title challengers in this season.
The German gaffer said, “Yes, we watch the market all the time and we need to be prepared for different situations and one of them is injuries. The Africa Cup of Nations we already knew about so we don’t need to be influenced or surprised about that but it could be a moment when we approach the market.
Klopp emphasised the importance of an out and out striker, “It’s not about how many strikers. Three strikers is enough, I think, but when Sadio is away we will be without a winger. We do not have many wingers, I would say. Roberto Firmino could play as a kind of a winger which would then give us just two strikers.
“That’s how it is. But it is a long way to go until January and that month is busy. If we can go to the semi-final of League Cup [Liverpool are at home to Leeds United in the quarter-finals] it could be the busiest month of the year. We need to be prepared for this for sure.”
Liverpool set to face Watford in their next match in the Premier League.