Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has this morning dismissed suggestions that his side’s hit-and-miss recent form would be aided by the addition of a new attacker during the January transfer window.
The Merseyside giants enjoyed an excellent start to the season, having added further defensive stability to their long-standing brilliance going forward.
However, despite still sitting second in the Premier League table, Liverpool’s form of late has led to concern amongst large sections of the club’s fanbase.
The Reds have often looked some way short of their scintillating best in attacking areas over recent weeks, with their recent results in the Champions League having reflected as much.
Jurgen Klopp’s men have fallen to defeats in 3 of their last 4 European outings, drawing blanks versus both Napoli and Red Star Belgrade.
In addition, on the domestic front, Liverpool have found the net a full 14 times less than Premier League leaders Manchester City to this point in the campaign.
‘One player doesn’t change everything’
As such, speaking in a press conference ahead of his side’s Merseyside derby clash with Everton tomorrow, Jurgen Klopp was questioned on the possibility that attacking reinforcements in January could help to ease his side’s patchy form.
The German tactician, however, was unflinching in his stance that his current squad is more than capable of competing on all fronts, without the need for further additions:
‘Bringing one player in would change everything? That is bulls**t and you all know that.’
‘One player doesn’t change everything.’
‘We have the players for it. We have to win football games. Really, with all the things I saw in this country football-wise, if people cannot enjoy our football then I really can’t help them.’
‘But I get constantly confronted with the question – something is missing. What’s that?’
‘Of course it could be better but it is not because of one player. We are creative. I don’t know how many goals we’ve scored but we’ve had many more chances.’
‘Creating is not a problem. You could say finishing [is] the problem, whatever you want.’
‘I get that you have to write about things, no problem. But write it and don’t ask me about it because I’m not interested about it. I don’t think about it and I can’t answer it.’
‘I don’t tell my boys to do one thing and then tell them publicly to do another thing.’