Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp does not want to rush to buy new players in the last moments of the transfer window, despite the tough schedule that is in front of his team.
Liverpool played a goalless game with West Ham on Saturday in the FA Cup, so they will have to play the second leg in London in order to determine the winner of who will continue to compete in the next round.
For that match, Klopp made ten changes in the starting lineup, comparable to the team that played last week against Stoke City. “Reds” have already played eight games this year, and in February, they will continue to compete in the Europa League.
“There is no need to bring new players to the club. Since the last games against West Ham in the Premier League, we played three or four games. But we were still able to rest those players who played against Stoke. They had a day off and that’s a good thing. We will have fresh players in the match against Leicester,” said Klopp.
Liverpool and West Ham will play the second game of the sixteenth finals of the FA Cup on February 9th at Upton Park.
“It is never pleasant to play in London, but we won’t give up and continue to seek passage to the next round. One or two players will return to the team after recovering from injury, so we will have enough players. Also, the end of the transfer window is approaching, so we’ll see if something happens,” said the German manager.
Liverpool will play eight games in February, but the local derby with Everton could be delayed since the dates clash with the finals of the Carling Cup in which Liverpool will play against Manchester City at Wembley on February 28th.