Jurgen Klopp rules out Liverpool signing defenders - for now

Jürgen Klopp and Loris Karius

"If you watch it back - and you are not with Real Madrid - then you think it is ruthless and brutal", Klopp said, in comments reported by the Guardian.

"And I'm also happy to smile and to see that, you know, you can change your opinion and change as a person". Usually if you try something you will get punished.

Aside from Ings struggling with injury woes, competition for places in the final third is fierce at Liverpool with the attacking trident of Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino likely to be preferred again this season. We are not in the situation where we have to do something but if someone comes in we are always open for talks. This ref should have had the courage to decide that game. It's not like I wake up in the morning and think: 'Ramos!' "But, it's part of the business that some people will leave the club, so we will see what happens".

"They are quality players". They scored a bicycle kick, come on! "Then the situation around Loris".

Asked if Mourinho was trying to play mind games, Klopp told Sky Sports: 'Yeah, for sure, a little bit but that's OK.

Roma Keeper Alisson
Roma Keeper Alisson

Klopp broke the world-record fee for a goalkeeper, previously held by Gianluigi Buffon, as he parted with £67m in order to sign Brazillian "keeper" Alisson.

"We have a new goalkeeper and Loris Karius is still here".

"We didn't know exactly if Alisson is available or not, but from a specific moment we realized obviously he is available and that's what the moment when we decided we want to go for him".

'We bring in another one because we think we can make the next step like with Naby [Keita].

It was later revealed Karius had been suffering from concussion and, while it intensified the need for change, the manager was only prepared to consider a new goalkeeper if a significant upgrade could be found.




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