According to David Maddock of The Daily Mirror, Jurgen Klopp will refuse to let any of his players go during this transfer window.
The likes of Xherdan Shaqiri have been linked with moves away from Anfield this month, with the Switzerland international himself said to have been the subject of a loan offer from AS Roma.
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But according to Maddock, Klopp has made clear to the winger’s agent that there is “no chance” of him leaving in the January transfer window. He further adds the Liverpool boss will refuse to let any players go before the end of the month, as he looks to secure a historic Premier League title this season.
Klopp’s squad isn’t the biggest as it is. For example, if Shaqiri were to depart, the 52-year-old would only have one natural senior right-winger at his disposal in Mohamed Salah. Others such as Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain would be able to fill in in that role, but it may see the Reds losing a little bit of that attacking edge.
Were the 28-year-old, or anyone else, to leave during this window, the Anfield outfit would probably still be able to get their hands on the Premier League come the end of the campaign. After all, they are 14 points clear with a game in hand, and with the likes of Harvey Elliott and Curtis Jones waiting in the wings after already featuring this season, they would probably be able to manage.
By blocking an exit for any first-team players though, Klopp must surely have eyes on making this a monumental season. The Merseyside team are still in both the Champions League and the FA Cup, meaning that there is a possibility the former Borussia Dortmund man could lead Liverpool to the treble – that has only been done once in English football, by Manchester United in 1999.
This season is looking like it could be a big one as it is, but it has the potential to arguably be the greatest in the club’s history. Keeping hold of every single player who has contributed so far is vital to that.
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