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Jurgen Klopp responds when asked if Liverpool will replace Clyne and Solanke in January

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Liverpool may be embroiled in a Premier League title race but Jurgen Klopp allowed two squad players to leave the club on Friday.

Both Nathaniel Clyne - on loan until the end of the season - and Dominic Solanke left Anfield for Bournemouth as they seek more first-team football.

With the Reds still competing on three fronts, many Liverpool fans were a tad surprised at the decision to let two players leave the club at such a crucial moment in the season.

But does that mean Klopp will be signing players this month in order to replace them?

Well, that was the first question put to the German in his press conference ahead of Liverpool’s FA Cup clash with Wolves on Monday.

His reply?

“Probably not.”

Oh.

Klopp went on to speak about the two departures saying that Bournemouth’s £19 million offer was just too good to turn down.

"Football is a business but we also need to care about people. For Dom it was absolutely right for him to go. He was unlucky that when there was space for him, he had injuries," he told reporters.

"He trained pretty well but it's difficult to maintain confidence when you're not playing particularly at that age. Bournemouth made a good offer, to be honest. We want to sign young players and keep them, but we don't want to block them."

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Klopp also spoke about Clyne’s temporary move to the Cherries.

"Having an option like Clyney is good," Klopp admitted. When I first came in he played almost every game, was always fit and important.

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"Then he got his back problem and it took quite a while. Then there was change in the team, Joe was fit and Trent came up.Clyney asked if he could go, I thought about it, then said yes you can as we have other options and younger boys coming up.

"You can always keep a player but to keep him in right shape with right amount of confidence that's not always easy."

Topics:
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Dominic Solanke
Nathaniel Clyne
Jurgen Klopp
Premier League
Bournemouth
Liverpool

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