... as Klopp may need to buy

The Sun (Malaysia) - - SPORTS -

JUR­GEN KLOPP ad­mits he may need to dip into the trans­fer mar­ket in Jan­uary to bol­ster his Liver­pool squad – but only if he needs to.

Liver­pool suf­fered a big blow as news emerged of star man Philippe Coutinho be­ing ruled out for around six weeks with an­kle lig­a­ment dam­age.

The Reds sit one point be­hind lead­ers Chelsea with 12 games played, and they’ll be keen to strengthen in the New Year to en­sure their ti­tle chances don’t slip away.

Reports sug­gest Liver­pool are al­ready thought to be chas­ing Borus­sia Dort­mund star Chris­tian Pulisic fol­low­ing Coutinho’s in­jury.

Maybe a few young lads now take the chance be­cause of in­juries of other play­ers, so then we don’t think about it any­more.

But Jur­gen Klopp claims he has been think­ing about the up­com­ing trans­fer win­dow for some time and he’s also sug­gested some of the younger play­ers could be ready to step up.

Asked if Coutinho’s in­jury might mean Liver­pool choose to re­in­force the squad in Jan­uary, Klopp told the club’s web­site: “Ac­tu­ally I thought be­fore about it, but it doesn’t mean that we do it.

“We have to think about it all the time to pre­pare the sit­u­a­tion. We have al­ready pre­pared the sum­mer, that’s how it is.

“Of course, trans­fers will be done or not. If we have another few in­juries or not, we will see.

“It’s not to make a trans­fer, it’s only if we think the team needs another player, the squad needs another player. Then I think we will do it. If not, then not.” – Ex­press News­pa­pers

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