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Jurgen Klopp reveals Liverpool January transfer plans



Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool gaffer is adamant that there will not be addition to his squad despite the sales of Dominic Solanke to Bournemouth and Clyne joining same club on a planned 6-month loan.

With the above transfer decisions, the right-back position has only one senior player in Trent Alexander-Arnold while the Solanke deal makes sense given that the youngster hasn’t featured this season and recouping £19m for him seem like a good bit of business.

“Probably not,” Klopp said at a news conference when asked if Liverpool are to recruit this month.

“They are two different cases obviously. Football is a business on one side and on the other side, we have to care about people, we have to care about their situation.

“I think for Dom it was absolutely right to go. It was a bit unlucky for him in the moments when there was space for him and it was easier to come in the team — he had injuries. And in other moments, the squad was full and we had different options. He trained pretty well but you cannot stay confident over that long period, especially not in that age group.

“He didn’t play a lot for Chelsea. So he needed to play football now and Bournemouth made a good offer, to be honest, and for him it’s a really good opportunity.

“You have to think about: ‘Could there be a moment in the next half year where the situation would have changed for him?’ Maybe yes. But in the future we want to sign young players or keep young players, but we don’t want to block them in the moment when we see that maybe something could be better for them. That’s an important thing.

“With Clyne, as a manager having an option like him is good. But he is in an age where he has to play as well. He wants to play. He came and asked if he can go. I thought about it and said: ‘Yes you can.’ We have options, other options, younger boys coming up.

From the above, it can be deduced that Liverpool have options within the squad that can step in to replace players who have departed for clubs anew without delving into the transfer market.

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