Jurgen Klopp, manager of Liverpool, has stated that he is more concerned with accepting blame for the team’s current fall in form than adding new players to the roster.
Even though they had suffered a humbling 3-0 defeat at the hands of Brighton & Hove Albion in the Premier League, the current FA Cup holders are gearing ready to face Wolverhampton Wanderers on Tuesday in a third-round rematch.
If Liverpool are to win, they will have to face Brighton again, who have already beaten them 3–0 in the league this season. Brighton controlled from the get-go in their 3-0 victory on Saturday.
Klopp maintained at a press conference on Monday that the club is unlikely to make any signings in the January transfer window as they try to get the most out of their current roster.
“We look outside [to transfers] as well. It’s not that we’re stubborn and think we will keep these boys until 2060,” Klopp told the media.
“If the solutions are doable and available, of course, we would buy players. But we have an existing squad that is underperforming, but I cannot blame everyone else. I have to take responsibility. That is my primary worry.
“We have players, they are just not available… Our squad is not too small. Yes, we have to strengthen, oh yes, but is the right time to do it? I can’t see it because of the situation we are in,” he continued.
Klopp stated that Liverpool would field their best team possible against Wolves, but substitutions to the side that played Brighton might be necessary.
“[Wolves] are in a good moment; they played well here, won the game at the weekend [1-0 at home to West Ham United]. It will be tough,” he asserted.