Liverpool are unlikely to sign anyone during the January transfer window “as things stand”, according to James Pearce.
There had been suggestions from Fabrizio Romano that Liverpool had made a move for Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Denis Zakaria about a potential transfer.
However, Liverpool Echo journalist James Pearce has refuted these claims, stating: “As things stand I’d be surprised if LFC sign anyone in January.”
Liverpool have been brilliant this season, suffering just one defeat in all competitions up to now against West Ham last month in the Premier League. They currently sit second in the Premier League, just one point behind leaders Manchester City and became the first English team to have a 100% record in the Champions League group stages.
But injuries have been a problem for the squad over the last 18 months and fans are worried that it could become the case again.
Last season the Reds lost all of their senior central defenders to injury, with Jordan Henderson and Fabinho filling in for periods of the season as they struggled to a third-place finish.
This season Klopp has had to deal with long-term injuries to both Harvey Elliott and Roberto Firmino, while Joe Gomez, Andrew Robertson, Naby Keita, Curtis Jones, Thiago and Henderson have all suffered with injuries at different points of the campaign too.
Fans were hopeful that after a quiet summer transfer window, in which only Ibrahima Konate was brought in, that the winter could be a bit busier with the club fighting on all fronts for silverware still and last season’s struggles fresh in the memory.
The news from Pearce seemingly has Liverpool content with their current squad, which understandably, has certain fans fuming ahead of the second half of the season and a busy schedule.
One fan commented, “Does this club ever learn? 09, 14, 19. Top at Xmas with no January signings followed by draws or defeats. Go and find a surprise package. Old or New. Take a chance. It doesn’t work not taking a chance. History has proved that. Add to that our weak bench & afcon!!”
The club are set to lose Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane during January for the African Cup of Nations tournament, which will further weaken their squad. Thus the potential for no new faces arriving over the winter is a pretty rejecting statement to read for the Anfield faithful.
AND in other news, Liverpool must secure new deal for Joe Gomez.