“Is the January transfer window more difficult than the other window? I don’t know. The summer window only hurts English clubs,” says Klopp ahead of Wednesday’s Merseyside derby
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says he is open to making signings in January, with the club “always ready” in the transfer market.
It comes after Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola ruled out bringing in any new arrivals during the winter window – despite his lack of options at centre-back.
Asked if he was surprised about Guardiola’s comments, with City 11 points behind Premier League leaders Liverpool, Klopp said: “I’m not here to speak about the Man City transfer window.
“I’m only hearing this now for the first time. Am I surprised? No. But it’s not important.
“We don’t speak about it. We are pretty much always ready – if we can do something which helps us, we will try to do it. If not we will not.
“Is the January transfer window more difficult than the other window? I don’t know.
“I think the summer window is really difficult because of the different moments when it closes in Europe. That makes it really difficult.
“We’ll see how that goes in the future but the summer window only hurts English clubs and doesn’t help them. It’s not cool.”
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