Jurgen Klopp is not afraid to enter the January transfer market, but only wants to attract players with a certain type of personality.
That’s someone wanting to develop and not just pick up a monstrous wage, which is increasingly becoming the reason stars flock to England.
The manager was speaking during today’s Melwood press-conference, four days before Stoke’s visit to Anfield on December 27th.
If a potential signing can immerse themselves in the culture of Liverpool though, Klopp’s willing to allow some more into his tightly knit group.
“We have already very good players, and if somebody wants to be a part of this team then they’re very welcome,” he told the Echo.
“I think I have said one or two times, if there is something for us that makes sense and is possible, because there are other clubs, then it’s what we always do.
“I can say we don’t want to convince players with money.
“We want to have players ready to develop.”
If we are to bring in a new face, it’ll likely be a forward or winger, with Sadio Mane set to miss up to nine games at the AFCON. With Coutinho still injured and Daniel Sturridge’s fitness record abysmal, we could do with strengthening – especially considering the two cup competitions we’re still in.
And Liverpool fans should remember what happened last January, which suggests the club is capable of pulling a rabbit out of the hat… Out of nowhere, we announced a loan deal for Steven Caulker, before going in for Alex Teixeira afterwards. We were priced out of a move for the Brazilian, but it does prove we’re not afraid to take a punt on an expensive player, especially considering the fact we made a profit in the summer…