Liverpool media round-up: Klopp on strikers after Teixeira pursuit as Reds receive injury boost

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A selection of the latest stories in the media involving Liverpool Football Club this Tuesday morning.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has called for the fans to trust those at the club on transfer decisions after failing to land Alex Teixeira from Shakhtar Donetsk in this transfer window.

Klopp said the club had to work 'respectfully and responsibly' in the transfer market, and spoke about his own contract with players, before stressing that he feels when the club's strikers return to fitness then he has enough firepower up front. 

He's quoted in the Liverpool Echo, saying: "It was a case of ‘if you don’t want it okay, we can’t change the situation, do what you want’. It’s important for now and for the future. It’s not that we haven’t got money or anything, but you have to work respectfully and responsibly.

“It’s not that you should buy and sell, buy and sell. In my opinion usually I make a one-year contract with the players.

“I know they have them for longer, but for me I say ‘okay, yes, you are in my team and if you don’t play the biggest rubbish in your life, I will trust you, you have to trust me’.

“If we had found a solution in the offence that helped us not only for three weeks, but for three months or more, I would have said ‘okay, that could really change the game in the future’.

“If we had, then we would’ve done it - but only for the right price, the normal price and not something else."

Klopp revealed something of an injury boost yesterday in his press conference with Daniel Sturridge, Philippe Coutinho, Divock Origi and Martin Skrtel all due to return to full training by the end of the week.

Danny Ings is also going to step up his rehabilitation as he continues his recovery from an ACL injury he picked up before Klopp's first game in charge of the Reds in October.

Klopp said: “He’s not in the perfect way, but Tuesday will be his first time outside again.

“He’s still a long way away from being available but he’s here.”

On the last day of the transfer window it was more of a story of what didn't happen with Liverpool as they made no signings and there were no outgoings.

Left-back Jose Enrique was linked with a return to Newcastle United, according to Sky Sports, but that didn't happen, while Norwich City beat Liverpool to the signature of Coventry City starlet James Maddison, according to the Daily Mirror.

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