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Klopp might change his thought on signings to alleviate injury woes

Jurgen Klopp speaking to the media
Jurgen Klopp speaking to the media

Klopp could change his thoughts on signings to ease injury issues at Anfield

Earlier in pre-season, after Liverpool had already completed their business in the transfer window, with the arrival of Darwin Nunez, Fulham teenager Fabio Carvalho, and Aberdeen defender Calvin Ramsey, manager Jurgen Klopp said he wasn’t keen on signing more players only if they sustained injuries.

Well, on Friday while speaking to the media, the Reds boss Klopp did not rule out returning to the transfer market to diminish his current injury woes at Anfield, although, he expects a few players to return to training within a few weeks.

Centre-back Ibrahima Konate became the most recent player to join the injury list on Merseyside after sustaining a knee problem in Liverpool’s friendly against Strasbourg on Sunday.

Konate joins the like Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (hamstring), Diogo Jota (thigh), Curtis Jones (calf), second-choice goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher (groin), and Kostas Tsimikas (knock), with Naby Keita resuming training yesterday (on Friday) following his illness.

“We have too many injuries, that’s true,” Klopp told reporters. "But in the moment nothing has changed (in terms of new signings). A lot of unlucky situations. Started with Caoimh and Diogo, pretty much one was injured and one had a re-injury.

“In a few weeks’ time they will be back, but they’ve missed pre-season and that’s not cool. Ibou in a challenge in the game against Strasbourg, what happened there we have to see how long it will take but he’s out for a while.

“But we cannot solve a problem we have for four weeks with a transfer for a full year. That makes at the moment no sense to us. The transfer window is still open and we will see but the plans are not to go in that direction.”

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