Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp remained tight-lipped about the club's pursuit of Shakhtar Dontesk forward Alex Teixeira after reports emerged yesterday that the Reds had made an offer for the Brazilian, and that their chief executive had been in discussions with the Ukrainian club over a possible deal.
When asked about trying to strengthen his squad, the German told reporters at his pre-match press conference, as reported by the Liverpool Echo: "I think I always said if our situation changed then we would have to change.
"It's not perfect time to buy but we have to watch the market. If we find a solution and a player who can help us then we'll try.
“If we take a new player now it’s the most perfect moment. My opinion hasn’t changed but of course we have to watch the market."
Many have put the links down to Liverpool trying to address their issues in front of goal, as they have only managed to find the net 25 times this season from 22 games, and their defensive frailty at times has contributed to Liverpool languishing in ninth in the Premier League table, eight points off the top four places.
"When you don't score a lot of goals you have to defend very disciplined."
Christian Benteke has also been struggling for form, and he failed to find the net again on Wednesday night against League Two side Exeter City, but Klopp noted his contribution to the scoreline.
He added: "Everyone could see against Exeter he was involved in two of the three goals. He's working hard. His attitude was really good.
"Sometimes he tried too hard but he knows where goal is. It's something we need to develop together. He knows what we want to do."
Klopp revealed that Adam Lallana is a doubt for tomorrow's game with what the Liverpool manager described as a 'little issue.'
But he did report on Daniel Sturridge's progress as the striker attempts to find some fitness to put himself in contention for selection in the near future.
"I have to take it like it is. He's had 4 good days work but he still needs time."