Jurgen Klopp on transfers and the challenges he faces competing with other Premier League rivals

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Klopp commented on the spending power of Premier League clubs and the existing squad.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has said the January window shows that Liverpool will not be signing players for the sake of signing players under him. 

The Reds made moves for Steven Caulker on an emergency loan as the Reds centre-backs seemed to be suffering from an injury crisis, and Marko Grujic - a young Serbian midfielder who won't be joining the club until the summer. 

He did, however, stress that there will be new signings in the summer as he addressed the German media at Melwood.

He's quoted by the Daily Mirror, saying: "Of course, the summer is important and there are several things we need to develop - one is transfers, the other's time.

“But we showed in the January window we will not be trying to sign players just for the sake of it, and just because we have money. We won't get drawn into a bidding war, because we have a very good squad already."

Klopp also identified the challenges of the making the Reds great again in the current environment. Though the Reds have substantially more spending power than either Mainz or Borussia Dortmund who he managed before, Klopp acknowledged the spending power of other teams in the league - with Manchester United, Manchester City, Arsenal and Chelsea all among those with a substantial amount of wealth - as Premier League clubs are about to receive a massive TV deal worth in excess of £8 billion. 

"If you make a few good decisions that doesn't necessarily mean that you make steps ahead on the Premier League table because these clubs are making the right decisions too."

It seems to be one of the things that Klopp has pinpointed to success in the Premier League. The vast amount of wealth of several clubs means it is harder to finish top of the league.

Since his arrival in October up until the end of this season, it seems that Klopp has been keen to assess the squad that he inherited before making any changes. With so many injuries, it seems as though he needed to wait a little in order to fairly assess the players at his disposal - include one or two of the more inexperienced players.

Now that he has seen them, he should have more of a clear idea over the kind of players that he will feel can work under his management next season and beyond. 

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