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Klopp not crying over lack of Liverpool signings in January

Klopp not crying over lack of Liverpool signings in January Jurgen Klopp gives his most forthright interview yet on his Liverpool transfer frustrations
Cary Erickson | 23 January, 2021, 17:37

Liverpool have not scored in four league games for the first time since May 2000 and Klopp said he was looking to rebuild confidence in the squad.

The Reds are six points behind Manchester United in the Premier League title race following their inability to secure a win in their last five fixtures.

Klopp said senior figures within the club who control the finances have the final say as the financial implications of the coronavirus pandemic take their toll. "When things don't work out on the pitch as we want them to, there's an issue", Klopp told reporters ahead of Sunday's FA Cup fourth round tie against United.

"Most of the time in my life I didn't get what I wanted, to be honest, so we are all pretty much used to that".

"A centre-half would help 100 per cent". I know they are with us and they want to support us and they do.

"He is a busy, busy man who manages one of the biggest clubs in the world and is doing that fantastically well, but I still feel like Jurgen looks out for others".

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"We were in the hotel afterwards and he came over and gave me a big hug". It's not about what would be with somebody else, and I think never ever have we spoken in and around a transfer window like this about it, because I think that would then read as an excuse and we don't need that.

"What we have to do is improve the football in a decisive area we play with this squad, that's my job, and not sitting here and being disappointed or frustrated with some decisions".

Liverpool FC were held to a goalless draw with Manchester United in their Premier League meeting at Anfield last weekend.

However, Klopp refused to see it as any bigger a challenge than anything else he has encountered at Anfield. "But to retain it and stay there, year in and year out, that's what makes you a special team and right now this Liverpool team are not up for that challenge", he added.

"We go again, there's no doubt about that. We have to deal with this situation, this is what we all have to do", Klopp continued. "So I have to change the way I tell the boys and we have to change the way we play". "Everything is on the table and all the things are clear - we just have to work on the football stuff".