Jurgen Klopp has suggested that Liverpool have plans for the January transfer window beyond signing Cody Gakpo but admitted they are still unsure if they will complete their ranks.
The arrival of Gakpo from PSV, fresh off a strong World Cup with the Netherlands, in which he scored three goals, was confirmed on Wednesday as the Reds’ first business event ahead of the New Year.
The Dutchman’s signing is key for Klopp, but the German has been tight-lipped about the impact it will have on any further transfer targets.
“In principle, this is the case for all people in the world,” he said at a press conference on Thursday. “The money you spend affects the money you can spend [in the future].
“It’s not that it increases it. It has nothing to do with each other.
“We know what we want to do and we’ll see if we can do it.”
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By adding Gakpo to his ranks, Klopp will be able to close the gap left by injuries to Luis Diaz and Diogo Jota, who are both expected to miss another two to three months.
The Reds manager said that Gakpo’s arrival was not a plan based on this situation, adding that the transfer was in the works before Diaz had a recent knee problem.
“Injuries were not a blow at all [on the signing],” he said. “We decided to do something from a sporting point of view, without even having the financial green light, two or three months ago.”