Jan Molby backs Jurgen Klopp's approach in recent January transfer window

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Liverpool made just the two signings in the January transfer window.

Liverpool legend Jan Molby says that the club were right to wait until the summer to do the bulk of their transfer business.

The Reds made two signings in the January transfer window in young Serbian midfielder Marko Grujic, with the 19-year-old being loaned backed to Red Star Belgrade for the second half of the season, and Steven Caulker on a loan deal from Queens Park Rangers when the Reds' defensive injury crisis was taking hold.

Liverpool also showed interest in signing Alex Teixeira from Shakhtar Donetsk but declined to pay the asking price, with the Brazilian subsequently moving on to Chinese side Jiangsu Suning.

In his Liverpool Echo column, Molby wrote: "Think about the number of transfer windows when we have chased our tail, thinking we would put everything right. Klopp has decided to step back and take his time.

"I don't think we need as many new players as people think, but Klopp is making sure the signings we do make are of real quality.

"I applaud it, in a strange way, because there is something extra demanding about playing in the Premier League – and he needs time to assess what that is, and which players can deal with that.

"He's making sure, before spending money, he knows who can do it. I'm fully behind the idea of taking his time and evaluating what it takes to be a success in this league."

There have been a lot of instances where the Reds have squandered money on signings in the past couple of windows, and Klopp seems keen on getting the right man for his Liverpool side rather than just any man - as seems to have been the case at times over a number of years during previous transfer windows. 

It's hard to think that the summer won't see another one full of transfer activity from the Reds as Klopp looks to put his own stamp on the side in terms of personnel.

It has been a stuttering league campaign from his side and that needs to improve next season but there has been a big positive in terms of the side's run to the League Cup final - with silverware a distinct possibility.

One gets the feeling there will be several outgoings as well as Klopp will have had time to have a good look at all the players in his squad. 

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