“Would we score more goals with a centre half? I am not sure. Would it give us a little bit more stability in specific moments? Yes, probably yes in all these things. We discuss the situation pretty much on a daily basis, and I make recommendations.
“But I cannot spend the money. I don’t make these decisions. There are people who are responsible for the whole thing, and I cannot make their decisions. I don’t want to confuse anybody. Hopefully we could clarify it now.”
Klopp insists that he is firmly focused on trying to arrest his Liverpool team’s alarming slide in form, with his players evidently bereft of confidence particularly in the final third, rather than complaining about a lack of new players.
“When I say this, I know of course what we would do in an ideal world, but the world is not ideal and not only for us. So we have to deal with the situation,” he added.
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“So we have improve with this squad – that’s my job, not sitting here and being disappointed or frustrated with some decisions. I think that would be read as an excuse and we don’t need that.
“It’s not a situation you want, but it’s a situation. And if you aren’t happy with a situation then work. That’s what we do. We believe 100 per cent we can change that with this squad.”