Jurgen Klopp admits he is unsure if he’ll be backed in the January transfer window as Liverpool’s stuttering title defence continued with a 1-0 home defeat to Burnley.
Liverpool have dropped to fourth in the Premier League and are six points adrift of the top following a concerning run of form in recent weeks, the Reds failing to win in their past five fixtures and without a goal in four.
Klopp saw his side’s 68-game unbeaten home run ended in embarrassing fashion as struggling Burnley secured a shock win on Merseyside on Thursday, with post-match talk once again centring around potential transfers.
Liverpool’s options have been depleted following a number of injuries to key players including defensive duo Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez, though Klopp raised questions with comments post-match that incomings this month were not his ‘decision’.
The German was asked to clarify those comments, again reiterating that he is unsure whether the club’s hierarchy will provide funds to strengthen before the transfer window’s deadline on February 1.
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“Of course somebody else is making the decisions. It is always like this. I cannot change that.
“The situation we have, we discuss pretty much on a daily basis. That is our job actually.
“We think ‘can we improve?’ Then we make recommendations. But I cannot spend the money. That is how it is.”
Liverpool return to action this weekend when they travel to face Manchester United in a huge FA Cup fourth round clash on Sunday, before a meeting with Tottenham in the Premier League in midweek.