Klopp: I believe in training, not signings

Date published: Friday 20th November 2015 10:08

Jurgen Klopp says he will dip into the January market if required but the Liverpool boss has again bemoaned English football’s obsession with transfers.

The German has previously spoken of his preference to develop players rather than continually sign new ones but the Reds boss says he is willing to tweak his squad if he feels it is necessary in the coming weeks.

“The January transfer window is not the perfect one because you have no time to train,” Klopp told Sky Sports.

“You pick a player, put him on the pitch and say, ‘Come on, show your best performance’. But if we need, we will do [transfers]. No problem.

“I don’t know what will happen in January, if we have more injuries it will be important, of course. But at this moment, there’s no decision.”

Ahead of Saturday’s trip to Manchester City, Klopp says he is still assessing his players but the new manager believes an improvement could be just around the corner.

He added: “I think six weeks is not enough to judge. I know in this world we judge after one second sometimes. If you want to develop things you have to wait for steps, that’s normal.

“We have done very well in some situations and not perfect in others, but we had 15 very bad minutes against Crystal Palace. All the rest was OK, it was not perfect, but we can make big steps in the next few weeks.

“I’m not the guy who buys 10 players today and sells 10 players tomorrow because we want to work together.

“If we have a good idea, we try to bring it on the pitch, and that needs time. I believe in training, sometimes I feel I’m the only one in this country who believes in training, only others believe in transfers. I love this game because training can make the difference.”

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