Jurgen Klopp has ruled out dipping into the transfer market to solve Liverpool’s injury issues in midfield.
Thiago Alcantara is expected to miss six weeks with a hamstring problem sustained in the draw at Fulham last weekend, with the Spaniard joining Curtis Jones and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain on the sidelines.
Naby Keita is also just returning from illness, leaving the Reds short of depth in midfield. Liverpool are also currently without centre-back Ibrahima Konate and forward Diogo Jota who are sidelined with knee and hamstring issues respectively.
However, Klopp has ruled out the prospect of Liverpool making more signings this summer and says the club will continue their policy of only entering the transfer market if the right player is available.
“We have injuries, that’s how it is,” Klopp told his pre-match press conference ahead of the club’s clash with Crystal Palace.
”It is a question of how long will the players be out. There are different solutions for it. One of them is the transfer market. That only makes sense if we can bring in the right player – the RIGHT player, not A player.
“In some cases it is not possible, in other cases extremely difficult. All the other solutions are inside the squad. We have now too many injuries, definitely.
“We have a couple of boys coming back. Naby [Keita] will be back, Kostas [Tsimikas] might be back as well. That is the situation.”
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