LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, January 14, 2018: Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp before the FA Premier League match between Liverpool and Manchester City at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Jurgen Klopp tells Liverpool fans not to expect new signings this month

Jurgen Klopp says new signings at Liverpool this month are “not really likely”.

Liverpool have been linked with the likes of Thomas Lemar and Riyad Mahrez following the £142 million sale of Philippe Coutinho in the opening week of the transfer window.

But despite losing a player who contributed 12 goals and nine assists in the opening half of the season, Klopp has chosen not to look to replace the Brazilian this month.

Asked about the potential of new signings before the transfer window closes next Wednesday, Klopp said: “I could kill all the rumours, but let’s not do that!

“It’s not really likely.”

The manager also said that there would be little outgoings in terms of loans, saying that Danny Ings will remain at the club.

“I don’t think a lot of things will happen in these coming days,” he said, while admitting that Ings playing regularly elsewhere may be good for the player, but “We cannot forget our needs.”

Ings and Daniel Sturridge are both in the squad that will face West Brom at Anfield in the FA Cup on Saturday night.

LEICESTER, ENGLAND - Tuesday, September 19, 2017: Liverpool's Danny Ings during the Football League Cup 3rd Round match between Leicester City and Liverpool at the King Power Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Meanwhile, Klopp confirmed that Simon Mignolet will start against the Baggies, and Danny Ward will play for the Under-23s against Derby County on Sunday.

For whatever reason, Klopp is reluctant to spend the Coutinho money this month – it’s a bold and risky decision. Whatever happens in the remaining months of the season, there will always be a line of thinking what might have been had he actually signed a player to replace the Brazilian’s output.

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