Jamie Carragher believes Jurgen Klopp is unlikely to strengthen his Liverpool squad in January and will instead wait until the summer before bringing in quality additions.
The retired defender, who now works as a pundit for Sky Sports, believes the current squad at Klopp’s disposal is “not quite good enough” to match the club’s ambitions.
It’s notoriously difficult for teams to sign quality players for reasonable prices during January transfer windows, however, and Carragher subsequently believes it makes sense for Klopp to wait until next summer before splashing the cash.
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"Eventually, he will make big changes but I think in January it's always difficult to make those kinds of changes,” the 37-year-old was quoted as saying by the London Evening Standard.
"Now and again you see signings coming in January who make a big difference - Luis Suarez was huge for Liverpool. Daniel Agger came in January too and he did really well, but it's not normally a time when you get the best players on offer.
"I imagine the changes he [Klopp] will look to make and want to implement will come more in the summer.
"At present the team and the squad isn't quite good enough to be where everyone wants Liverpool to be and that's the whole point why you bring a new manager in."
Liverpool may need new players to secure top four
However, Klopp may feel it’s imperative to sign at least one or two fresh faces following an underwhelming first half of the 2015-16 campaign.
The Reds have taken 17 points from their opening 12 matches - five of which have been secured by Klopp after he succeeded Brendan Rodgers last month - and currently sit 10th in the Premier League table, nine behind league-leaders Manchester City.
After the 3-1 win over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on October 31, the 2-1 home defeat to Crystal Palace was a wake-up call for the Merseyside outfit.
In order to secure a top-four finish, and Champions League football, Klopp may have little option but to strengthen his squad in the New Year.
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