Jurgen Klopp insists he won't rush to sign players in January

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Jurgen Klopp insists he will give his Liverpool players a chance to shine before taking a look at the transfer window in January.

The German boss oversaw his first league win since taking over from Brendan Rodgers last month, with two goals from Philippe Coutinho and a strike from Christian Benteke helping the Reds to a 3-1 win over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

Since taking charge, the 48-year-old has been linked with raiding his former club, Borussia Dortmund, for defender Neven Subotic, as well as Real Madrid playmaker Isco.

However Klopp insists he isn't looking to add new players to his squad just yet as he assesses the talent he has at his disposal, and compared signing new players to swapping his wife.

“I have been here three weeks,” said Klopp. “Everyone tells me: ‘You want to buy this player and this player’.

“But development is to work with the players you have. It’s like if you have a problem with your wife, you don’t want to change every day.”

One player who has been linked with a move away from Liverpool is Coutinho, with Barcelona reportedly interested in securing the Brazilian's services.

The former Inter Milan ace displayed his talents at Stamford Bridge to help Liverpool move up to seventh in the Premier League after a recent dip in form, and Klopp was full of praise for the playmaker.


“I love this player. Who can’t love Phil Coutinho?” said Klopp. “I don’t expect all day perfection. I expect you to work to get better every day.

“That is how we make the next steps. I’m not interested in what happened before. I’ve spoken to Phil, but my job is to help him, not to say what he is not doing good.

“He knows the last three games were not perfect, but he needs the games. He needs the experience in games to feel what is good and what is wrong. This is the perfect example. The start was not good, but we came back.”

If Klopp were to sign ONE player in January, who should it be? Reus? Isco? Leave a comment below!

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