Jurgen Klopp has dismissed the notion of a January overhaul at Liverpool, saying he is more focussed on the players already at his disposal.
Liverpool have been linked with a plethora of European talents following Klopp’s arrival at the beginning of October, including several of his former Borussia Dortmund stars.
But, while Klopp acknowledged the ongoing process of target identification, he suggested that January would be a quiet one for the Reds.
Speaking to the Telegraph‘s Chris Bascombe, Klopp claimed that he and his squad were “prepared for any situation.”
“It’s much more important to work with people and if you trust them they have to feel it—and not just for two days but for a longer time,” he explained.
“That’s not how the world should run.
“If we have problems it’s not with quality, it’s maybe with concentration or other things. But we don’t know if players we get will do it better.
“I’d give the advice to stay cool and see what happens.
“If we need something we will do it, not talk about it before. In this moment I don’t think about it.
“No one should be in doubt that we are prepared for any situation. We have 24 hours always at work.
“We always watch players on video but if we take them in winter, in summer or never I don’t know at this moment.”
Klopp pointed to the return of Jordan Henderson, as well as the impending reintroductions of Mamadou Sakho and Jon Flanagan, as evidence of his improving options on Merseyside.
This will be vital as the Reds approach a festive schedule that sees them play seven games in 25 days.
Admirably focussing on his current squad rather than the likes of Neven Subotic and Kevin Grosskreutz, Klopp stressed the importance of rotation.
“We know all the players in world football. Some fit us, some don’t,” he continued.
“The challenge for us over the next month and years is to rotate but not to lose quality.
“You need 20-22 high quality players who are ready for it.”
With his squad ranks swelling by the day, Klopp finds himself in a strong position to prepare for his first campaign without a winter break.