Despite plenty of calls to do so, Liverpool are unlikely to bring anyone new into the club during the January window even with major injuries in defence to Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez which has caused the Reds’ team selection all over the place each week.
After yesterday’s 1-0 loss to Burnley, Jurgen Klopp opened up about the transfer situation during his post-match interviews with fans and the media consistently expecting something to happen in the market, with The Mirror’s Northern football correspondent David Maddock taking to Twitter with Klopp’s quotes about the situation…
First sign from Klopp of frustration at lack of action in transfer window:
“These decisions are not my decisions. I cannot decide if we do something in the market or not”
That seems like pointed message to owners. He knows new signing desperately needed or top 4 at risk#LFC
— David Maddock (@MaddockMirror) January 22, 2021
As Maddock says, it is the firsts ign we have seen from Klopp over joint frustration over the club’s transfer situation at the moment – with the need for defensive cover during the window as important now as it has ever been.
Despite the initial thought that this may have been a direct call out to FSG and their stance in the market I think it is more Klopp addressing the fans and their calls towards him, with him simply having to justify that we can shout and scream about a new defender all we want on social media and that the news outlets can ask him as much as they want – they’re simply asking the wrong person.
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Of course, the German is directly involved in these decisions with him being the manager and working with the players week in week out but it isn’t a one-man job – there are many hands that make the club work behind the scenes and not all transfers are down to just Klopp and Michael Edwards.
Klopp also confirmed this again yesterday during his press conference ahead of our FA Cup tie with Manchester United, again reiterating that the decisions aren’t just his to make and that there are many other individuals that make these things happen, not just Klopp…
Klopp on transfers: Of course somebody else is making decisions! It's always been like that! We discuss pretty much on a daily basis, I make recommendations but I cannot spend the money. That's not how it is. I don't make those decisions and I never did.
— Ian Doyle (@IanDoyleSport) January 22, 2021
It is key to remember these factors when we as fans expect the world in return for our support – football doesn’t always work out that way and with the current global climate in regards to our finances, these big-money moves just aren’t realistic for a club like Liverpool right now.
What do you think Liverpool fans, are you frustrated with the club’s transfer stance? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section down below…