Klopp won’t panic buy

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp insists he will not rush to make any deadline day signings, despite the Reds adding another game to their already crowded fixture list.

Klopp’s side were unable to overcome a stubborn West Ham side in their FA Cup fourth-round clash on Saturday, which saw the two Premier League sides play out a goalless draw at Anfield.

The Merseysiders can now add that replay to an already daunting schedule, which also sees the return of Europa League football in February.

However, Klopp feels that is no reason to dive head first into the January market, with the transfer window closing on Monday.

“It should not be the reason [to sign players], one game more,” Klopp told the club’s website. “Since the last game against West Ham, we have had three or four games more. But we could rest the team that played against Stoke.

“They had today off and that’s good, so we will again have fresh legs against Leicester. That’s the good news. In this moment the draw doesn’t feel too brilliant, but when we go to West Ham, we will see the chance to go into the next round again.

“It’s an intensive time. Hopefully, one player or other will come back from injury in the next few weeks and then we’ll have enough players.

“For what happens in the transfer market, you have to wait in the next 48 hours and we will see if something happens or not.”

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