As of this writing, Liverpool and Arsenal are playing to a scoreless draw at the Emirates. A point would put the Reds one up on Manchester City ahead of their match against Southampton on Sunday, but that’s it. Still, Liverpool are off to an excellent start. For starters, they’re cruising through the Champions League. But more than that, Liverpool — like Chelsea and City — are unbeaten in the Premier League. Still, fans shouldn’t be expecting much in the way of reinforcements during the winter window. Or so says manager Jürgen Klopp.
“If crazy things happen then maybe we have to think new, but I don’t expect that,” Klopp told reporters (via ESPN’s Glenn Price). “At the moment it doesn’t look like we will be too busy, but it all depends on injuries and things like that.”
And for what it’s worth, there’s really no reason for them to add. Like we said, they’re cruising this season. Moreover, they have solid depth at most positions. Some of their “bench players” could even probably start for several Premier League teams.
“In the moment we have each position twice, three times and sometimes four times covered. I don’t think there is any reason to try to do something really big like bring in another striker. …Our job now is to use the quality that we have and to work with it because one player doesn’t change it.”
So far, so good.
It’s been a while since Liverpool last won a PL title (1989-90), but they have plenty of talent in place to challenge City this season. We’re not saying they’re going to, but they might have the best chance of any other PL club. Their issue over the past few seasons has been defense. So far this season, and as of this writing, they’ve conceded just four goals. Only City (3) has conceded fewer.
When you look at all of that, it’s easy to see why Klopp isn’t really thinking about adding anyone else in January.