More News

  • Follow us on:

No quick-fix moves for Reds chief

2016-01-22 13:41:01, Views: 318, ClubCall

No quick-fix moves for Reds chief

Jurgen Klopp would use the January window only if he could sign a player for his long-term plans but not for a quick-fix at Liverpool.

With Daniel Sturridge, Danny Ings and Divock Origi all injured the German has one fit out-and-out striker in Christian Benteke, who is struggling for confidence, and attacking midfielder Roberto Firmino who he currently prefers in a false nine role.

It's been reported that chief executive Ian Ayre was in Orlando on Thursday to open negotiations with Shakhtar Donetsk regarding forward Alex Teixeira with the club tabling a £24.6million bid.

The Ukrainians, who are competing in the Florida Cup, value the Brazilian closer to £40million and further talks will continue but Ayre has already flown back having registered Liverpool's interest.

Klopp would not speak about the 26-year-old, who has scored 22 goals in 15 league matches and three in six in the Champions League, but insists he has not altered his opinion on his plans for the January transfer window.

"I have nothing to say about this [Teixeira]," he told reporters.

"We could talk about a lot of players in the world and I could, if we had time for this, talk about the qualities they have.

"The January window is not the best and if you are under pressure then everyone wants prices where you think 'Are they crazy?'

"If you take a new player now we have a day to the next game, four days to the next so it is not a perfect moment.

"We have to watch the market, to think about what makes sense for us now plus for the summer.

"If we find a solution which fits for both transfer windows, winter and summer, and a player could help us as quickly as possible then of course we would try."

The manager added: "I have always said we will watch the market and we will see if something happens, there are a few days to go.

"If there is a good player and we see a longer option with time to work together and not only for three games and then all the others come back then we would think about it.

"If it was possible we would try to do something what we would [normally] want to do in summer.

"With player prices I think we should ignore this but we think about it, that's all. It [the thinking] didn't change."



listen

match previews

match reports

Bet of the day

free bet offers

betting news

poll

Will Lukaku score more goals for Man Utd than Rooney will for Everton?

Clubcall poll vote
Yes
80.35 %
3385
No
19.65 %
828
Total votes: 4213

Liverpool Latest Signing

Liverpool Most Expensive