It’s clear that Liverpool are doing all they can to add to the squad before the end of the January transfer window, with the club already considering increasing their £24m bid for Shakhtar Donetsk attacker Alex Teixeira, the Guardian report.
It proves that Jurgen Klopp is keen on adding to and changing the squad he inherited from Brendan Rodgers.
At first, he vows to improve the current batch on the training ground, and wouldn’t discuss any potential new signings, but with Liverpool ninth and struggling both to finish chances and defend set-pieces, it seems like the boss has had a change of heart.
When asked whether Liverpool’s situation could be fixed on the training ground, he told the Telegraph:
“I’ve tried my best, but I don’t think in the short term. I knew when I came here, it was not the easiest way to go, that it would be difficult. I had a few problems to solve, which three months ago nobody could know we would have.
“You can’t just go ‘We have money’, and throw it away and take any players you want. It is always about the decision, you can sign a lot of rubbish with money or you can make really good decisions.
“I cannot say, ‘It is only money going somewhere else’. We have money, but we are not in Disneyland and can say, ‘Come on, take what you want’. We have a budget, we work with it. We have a lot of things to do; the club is building a stand, this is for the long-term development of the club. I know I can handle pressure really good. Now we have a situation where we think ‘What will help?’”
Klopp’s approach seems sensible, and in truth – it’s obvious that he needs massive improvements in the transfer market. The side that will likely take the field today against Norwich has so few goals in it, and with Daniel Sturridge never available, it’s time we take the plunge and add finishing ability to the squad.
Teixeira has it in bundles, and would be a fantastic January addition.