Klopp: Sign New Player Not My Decision

FootyBiteJanuary 23, 2021

LIVERPOOL: Jurgen Klopp admits he has no power to talk about the possibility of Liverpool signing a new player in the transfer window this time.

The Liverpool manager seemed to give the impression that he was disappointed when the team seemed unable to bring in new players to strengthen the team after they were plagued by an injury crisis.

Klopp, however, insisted that the decision to bring in new players before the end of this month was outside his jurisdiction.

“The decision (to bring in new players) is not my decision.

“If anyone thinks we need to do something, it is not me who decides if we need to get new players.”

Liverpool have been linked with several defenses including David Alaba (Bayern Munich), Ozan Kabak (Schalke), Dayot Upamecano (RB Leipzig) and Ben White (Brighton).

However, Klopp had previously stated that the transfer to the new central defense was difficult to implement following the impact of COVID-19.

“I’m not saying that we will definitely not bring in any players, it is because of the current world situation.

“We must not forget that the current situation is difficult for everyone and also for the football team.

“There may be teams that are not affected by financial problems but these teams are always – as are team owners – responsible for what we do,” he added.

Liverpool lost to Burnley 1-0 in the Premier League earlier this morning which saw a record of 68 unbeaten matches at Anfield melt.