Ahead of their FA Cup replay against Wolves, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said he does not intend to leave the club.
Jurgen Klopp has denied he is “too loyal” to players and said he will only leave Liverpool if he is forced out.
The Reds have endured a disappointing season so far, compounded by recent sluggish Premier League defeats at Brentford and Brighton and Hove Albion.
Liverpool have a number of key players who have been at the club for most of Klopp’s seven years on Merseyside, amid suggestions that there has been a lack of additions to a squad that has been one of Europe’s most successful in recent seasons.
“I’ve heard that I’m too loyal, but I’m not too loyal. The problem is too complex. If you can then go out and bring in another player to replace him, then it makes sense,” manager Klopp told a press conference. . “But if you can’t bring anyone, you can’t take anyone away.
“I’m not very loyal. At [Borussia] Dortmund it was clear when I left [in 2015], I said ‘something has to change here’. It’s a different situation.
“Either the manager’s position changes or a lot of other things change. So unless somebody tells me, I’m not going.”
“I’m going to be here as long as I want. If nobody tells me to go, I’m not going. So that means maybe there’s a point where we have to change other things. We’ll see, but that’s something for the future. Maybe summer or something. Not now.
“I have space and time to think about it, now we have to play better football.”
Liverpool face Wolves in the FA Cup third round replay at Molineux on Tuesday, another huge game for Klopp’s side who won the competition last season.
Although Klopp has hinted that Liverpool are unlikely to make another move in the January transfer window – they have already signed Dutch forward Cody Gakpo from PSV – he admitted it is not for a lack of desire to do so.
The club’s fans have been clamoring for another midfielder to be added, with Thiago Alcantara the only recognized midfielder signed permanently since 2018.
“We will also look outside,” said Klopp. “It’s not like we’re stubborn and think this is it, we’re going to go with these guys to 2050 or whatever. We don’t see it that way, it’s all about what we can do and things like that – and what do you want to do .” What you can do is more important. It’s always the same, every year.
“I can’t change my answers – if the solutions are available, affordable and feasible for us, of course we would bring in players to help. But we also have an existing squad and we’re definitely not getting good results, I know that. I can’t sit here and keep blaming everyone else, the players , it is my responsibility.
“We have limited options, but we have players here with contracts, they are not available. But if we bring players, we cannot bring them all on the Premier League and Champions League list.