Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp admits that he has been denied the ability to sign a defender during the January window.
I am not a five-year-old kid any more and if I don’t get what I want I start crying.Jurgen Klopp speaking to David Maddock of the Mirror
It has long been rumoured that Liverpool were financially unable to bring in any defensive cover this window. However, Jurgen Klopp had yet to speak out against the club. That is, until now.
Klopp has broken his silence and acknowledged that he did in fact request that the club sign another central defender, but was denied.
Speaking to the press ahead of Liverpool’s FA Cup clash with Manchester United, Klopp stated that transfers are “out of his hands”.
“I cannot spend the money. I don’t make these decisions. There are people who are responsible for the whole thing, and I cannot make their decisions.”– Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp
Like many frustrated Liverpool supporters, Klopp admits that this is “not a situation that you want” but still is showing belief that the squad can turn things around before it is too late.
Just days ago, former Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren said that him and Klopp still stay in touch. The defender added that Klopp admitted to missing him.
Liverpool have just one Premier League win in their last five matches. This poor run of form comes on the back of the defensive injury crisis–Matip, Gomez, and van Dijk are all currently not fit to play. Although Matip is in contention to play, both Gomez and van Dijk face long spells on the sidelines.
Liverpool meet Manchester United for the second time in the span of a week on Sunday’s 4th Round FA Cup match. Can the Reds break out of their slump? Or will Manchester United send Liverpool spiraling out of a chance of silverware?