Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool football club have had an extremely eventful January transfer window, and they still might have a deal or two left to do. Liverpool finally sold Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona, eventually succumbing to a reality that we all saw coming in the summer. With add-ons, the sale could end up becoming the third most expensive transfer in history, behind only Neymar and Kylian Mbappe.
The Anfield outfit also bought Virgil van Dijk, for a price that made him the club’s most expensive player ever and the priciest defender in history. There are still 12 days to go before the January transfer window closes, so Klopp and LFC might still have a move or two left to be made.
The most likely transfer would be an out-going deal surrounding Daniel Sturridge. The forward is reportedly looking to get regular playing time elsewhere, in hopes of securing a spot on the England World Cup team. Inter Milan could be a potential destination for him.
“If something jumped in my face then we think about it,” Klopp said at a news conference previewing Liverpool FC’s league fixture at Swansea City Monday night.
“First of all, we have to use the high quality players we have. Lallana isn’t the replacement for Coutinho, but he’s a fantastic player.”
Of course, Jurgen Klopp would not get into specifics of the transfer market:
“We don’t discuss the transfer market here. If there are any rumors, I’m not aware of that, but it’s not too important. We’ll see what happens until the 31st.”
“What I can say is we have a long, very decisive part of the season still to play,” the German added.
“In this transfer window, it always looks like the season is already over and everybody who didn’t play often enough wants to leave. But we still have games to play and we need all the players for this. We will see how it will be on the 31st.”
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