Jurgen Klopp has assured Liverpool fans he’s always on the lookout for new signings, with transfer deadline day fast approaching.
Liverpool are flush with cash following the Coutinho sale, although there’s no indications that the boss will spend anything before February.
He has claimed that he a lengthy shortlist, but we’d be surprised if anyone arrived in truth.
“Our situation is always the same, we really look (for players) all year,” Klopp told the Echo.
“So why should I stop now only because January 31st is nearly here?
“We do that all the time. Nothing has changed. The only thing is with one or two players we maybe have to make a decision is it for now or is it for the summer? That’s the only difference.
“But look, we are constantly looking, my iPad is full of players from all over the world. That’s what we do.
“But specific? No. It is not that we now say exactly that we need that or we cannot play football any more.”
Our match against West Brom tonight might show exactly where we need to strengthen, although in reality, we already know.
A new keeper is a necessity, even though Simon Mignolet is back in the side this evening – and there needs to be a creative midfielder signed, with Adam Lallana injury prone and Coutinho gone.
Manchester United have got Alexis Sanchez, Arsenal Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Manchester City Aymeric Laporte and potentially Fred, while Spurs are wrapping up Lucas Moura.
By losing Coutinho, even with the Virgil van Dijk purchase, we’ve weakened while our rivals have got stronger.