Jurgen Klopp anticipates little or no transfer business at Liverpool; has encouraging injury update

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Jurgen Klopp addressed the media ahead of his side's trip to Leicester City in the Premier League tomorrow evening.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has said he doesn't expect anybody to arrive at the club between now and when the transfer window closes at 11pm, but said he was not sure about anybody leaving Anfield.

He did, however, offer Liverpool fans some encouragement when it came to injuries with the trio of Daniel Sturridge, Divock Origi and Philippe Coutinho all in line to return to full training after the Reds trip to the King Power Stadium tomorrow night when they take on Leicester City.

Martin Skrtel is likely to return two to three days later, therefore is unlikely to be in contention for the home game against Sunderland.

Speaking at his pre-match press conference, as reported by the Liverpool Echo, given the lack of transfer activity at the club he joked that journalists can go home for the day. 

“I’m not sure what’s better for your job," he said. "So I can say maybe something happens or I can say the truth!

“No, you can finish work for the day."

Tomorrow's game is a pivotal one for the Reds if they are to finish in the Premier League's top four. They currently trail the Champions League positions by eight points as they sit in seventh place, and it feels they need to beat the surprise league leaders if they are to keep their hopes alive.

Klopp said that the top four should remain a target for the side, saying: "Top four should always be a target so it will be a target, but only our performances will influence this situation."

The Liverpool boss says his side are ready for the challenge of facing Leicester after resting several players for the FA Cup tie against West Ham United, and has said he has no complaints about the busy fixture schedule that his side have on their hands. 

"I'm not here to complain about schedule," Klopp added. "Everything is okay. Only problem we had was injuries and lots of games - that didn't fit.

"People talk about Mahrez and Vardy but whole team concentrated and focused. What they are doing is great.

"I praised them but we aren't the supporters club of Leicester. We want to go there and challenge them.

"It's counter attacking football at its best. They have a plan but we know about it."

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