Michael Owen comments on Liverpool's lack of January transfer business

Liverpool had a relatively quiet January but the summer looks like being a different proposition.

Former Liverpool striker Michael Owen has been speaking to the Liverpool Echo about Reds manager Jurgen Klopp’s failure to make any big-name signings in January.

The German did sign Marko Grujic from Red Star Belgrade but the 19-year-old remained on loan in Serbia for the rest of the season and is very much one for the future.

More recently Liverpool have agreed a deal to sign Cameroon international Joel Matip on a free transfer in the summer, but Owen feels Klopp was right to bide his time before making wholesale changes at Anfield.

“I’m pleased that he didn’t rush into the market right away,” Owen told the Echo. “I think he needed the time between his appointment and the end of the season to truly assess what he’s got and then make the required changes.”

Liverpool are currently eighth in the Premier League table and are buzzing after their 6-0 victory against bottom club Aston Villa last time out.

The Reds looked threatening throughout on Sunday and will be pleased with the return of striker Daniel Sturridge.

If Klopp can keep the England international fit next season Liverpool will have a great chance of returning to the top four, but just how high they finish will depend on the business Klopp carries out in upcoming transfer window.

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