Jurgen Klopp admits Liverpool midfielder’s situation has ‘changed’ as he discusses transfer struggles


Urgen Klopp has insisted Liverpool won’t be forced into a midfield signing that doesn’t make sense.

The Liverpool boss has repeatedly said he believes the club’s transfer business this summer is over, despite calls for a big midfield arrival.

Reports suggest the club are willing to wait until next summer to strengthen in midfield, even with Thiago, Curtis Jones and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain all currently ruled out of action.

However, while Klopp has admitted the situation has changed with a number of injuries in the position, he has no intention of bringing in a player who is unsuitable for the club.

“It’s easy for us to bring in a midfielder, it’s not that easy to bring in the right midfielder – for financial and contractual reasons,” Klopp told Sky Sports. “Most of the time they go hand in hand.

“It’s not that we refuse to sign a player if he has an injury problem. It’s a different season to the start of pre-season, when everyone told me we needed a new midfielder – it was about the kind of midfielder. And that’s a completely different discussion – we didn’t need a new kind of midfielder.

“But if the right midfielder had been available, we would have gone there too. Now the situation has changed slightly, that’s true. But it can only be the right midfielder, it’s not easy.

“That’s because it’s 2022 and people have four, five, six year contracts – and that’s why we have to be calm and work through the issues with the boys we have.”

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