Liverpool will only sign the ‘right’ players despite injuries, says Juergen Klopp | Football News

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said on Friday that a growing injury list at the club was worrying but that he would not splurge in the transfer market just to bolster his squad.
Liverpool, who were held to a disappointing draw by promoted Fulham on the opening weekend, were injured by several key players including Thiago Alcantara, Naby Keita, Diogo Jota, Ibrahima Konate and Kostas Tsimikas.
“We have injuries, that’s how it is. It’s a question of how long the players will be out,” Klopp told reporters ahead of Monday’s home game against Crystal Palace.
“There are different solutions for that. One of them is the transfer market. It only makes sense if we can bring in the right player – the right player, not a player. In some cases, that doesn’t make sense. is not possible, in other cases extremely difficult.”
Tsimikas will return to training later on Friday while Keita is expected to be back on Monday. Thiago, a crucial figure in central midfield, is set to be out for four to six weeks after picking up a hamstring injury against Fulham.
“All the other solutions are inside the team… if we had the right solution (in the transfer market), we would have done it already. We are not stubborn,” Klopp said.
The absences provide an opportunity for young midfielder Harvey Elliott, who signed a new long-term contract at Anfield on Thursday.
“He’s a fantastic boy and a great player. He’s had a good pre-season and is still in contention to start… of course he is (in my plans),” Klopp added.
The German lamented his side’s slow start against Fulham and said they needed to be fired up from the start against Palace, who fell to a 2-0 loss to Arsenal in their opener.
“It could be a warning sign, for sure. It felt like a loss and that’s how we felt when we left the stadium,” Klopp said. “Having a slow start doesn’t mean you’ll start again, but it’s a sign, so use that as information and go from there.”


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