Why Liverpool are missing a trick by not signing anyone in January

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp looks on prior to the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Newcastle United at Anfield on January 01, 2024 in Liverpool, England.
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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp doesn’t like a mid-season buy. “I am not the biggest friend of the January transfer window,” he said in his first winter in England back in 2015.

The Reds boss claims an inflated market due to it being halfway through a campaign, but this seems to be quite a myth. Indeed, several of Klopp’s best signings have been made in January. Virgil van Dijk, most memorably, was announced on December 27 2018, therefore making his debut on New Year’s Day. That one didn’t turn out too badly.

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