Klopp coy on January plans

Liverpool
Jurgen Klopp is reported to have snubbed an approach from Juventus, who are keen to appoint him as their new manager.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has refused to be drawn on his side's transfer plans ahead of the January window.

Klopp has engineered a fine start to the Premier League season, guiding the Reds to a run of 14 games unbeaten to open up an eight-point lead at the head of the standings.

While the club has not won the English league title since 1990, the signs are there that this will finally be their year to stand atop the domestic podium.

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Only thoughts of defending their Champions League crown could cause distraction but for now, all is looking good for Liverpool and punters may choose to use their free bet to back them for Premier League glory.

With that in mind and, the fixtures coming thick and fast, Klopp could be tempted into the January market in a bid to reinforce his squad.

However, he has often been reticent to spend in the winter, Virgil van Dijk’s 2018 arrival being a rare exception.

Having not been afraid to put his faith in youth over the last couple of years, it looks like the German will again be keeping his hand in his pocket next month.

“We don’t speak about it,” said Klopp. “We are pretty much always ready but the January window is maybe more difficult than the other window.

“But the summer window only hurts English clubs, not help them.”

December is a busy month for Liverpool, with a trip to the UAE planned for the Club World Cup amongst Premier League, Champions League and EFL Cup appointments.

Before that, they face local rivals Everton in the Merseyside derby on Wednesday evening, before a trip to Bournemouth on Saturday afternoon.

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