Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has strongly hinted he will not be busy on the transfer market this month despite fresh injury concerns.
The German boss is suffering a crisis at right-back with Trent Alexander-Arnold and Joe Gomez are both sidelined due to injuries.
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Furthermore, Nathaniel Clyne has been recently sent on loan at Bournemouth, while youngster Rafa Camacho is the only available right-back at present.
Asked if the injuries make him more likely to enter the transfer market this month, he replied: “We have to use the resources we have already and that is what we try.”
“It is a really difficult problem. I can imagine what people think about this situation but you have to make decisions in moments when decisions are on the table. That’s why Clyney is not here anymore.”
“In that moment we had plenty of options and now we don’t have them. That’s how it is in our next games. Trent got an injury and it’s serious but not that serious.”
“He will be back early but I don’t know if early enough for the next game. Maybe the game after. Everyone gives me the feeling, Trent as well, that is absolutely possible. But we have to wait and cannot risk anything. We have to come through this situation.”
“Important” and “crazy”.
Jurgen Klopp has described his Liverpool side reaching 60 points as an “important number”.
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“Tell me a player who can play right-back and other positions as well better than our boys like Rafa can do?”
“By the way, after training Ki-Jana has a little injury as well, not too serious and he’s probably back for the Leicester game but these things happen.”
“Crystal Palace, of course, had three goalkeepers and all is fine and then the next moment you stand there with one. Do you buy another goalkeeper? I’m not sure. We have to use the resources we have already and that is what we try.”
The Merseyside club are back in the Premier League action on Wednesday 30 when they take on Leicester City at Anfield.