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Jurgen Klopp says he has no problem with Liverpool not diving into the transfer market in January as the owners of the Fenway Sports Group are only acting in the best interest of the club.
The Premier League champions have been severely depleted this season, particularly at the heart of their defense with Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez absent long-term and Joel Matip struggling to stay fit.
Klopp is unlikely to be added to his squad during the midseason window, but the Reds boss understands that it is difficult to do business right now even without the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
The Liverpool manager insists he is on the same page as club ownership, regardless of key absences that could undermine his drive for trophies.
“In good times everyone thinks our owners are really generous – ‘OMG, big signings, whatever’ – and in bad times everyone thinks they are very tight – maybe because they are from another country – but They are not, they are absolutely concerned about the club and the success of the club, ”Klopp said.
“And that’s an understanding of how we have it. They see exactly the same things that I see about the need of the players and stuff, it’s not that I say ‘By the way, a central medium would be really good’ and they say, ‘Wow, a central medium. Really? Why? ‘
“Everything is clear, everything on the table, we work on that. It is the situation and besides that we have January, not the easiest transfer window, since we do not have the money exactly as we want.
“It’s a window where other clubs say: ‘No, we have enough [money] survive ‘so that we do nothing on our goals.
“There is nothing to do with worrying [about whether it will impact their chances of winning trophies] or not. These are the facts.
“My job is to deal with the circumstances that I always do. If the world were in a completely normal place, we would try everything to do the right things now, but the world is not in a normal place, so I don’t know why we constantly try to treat football as independent from others. problems around “.
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Liverpool will participate in the FA Cup on Friday, although their draw with Aston Villa is in doubt due to a coronavirus outbreak in their opponents’ camp.
Villa announced on Friday that they had closed their training ground as a result, while the Football Association will make a decision on whether the game continues after further testing.