Report: Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp inclined to wait until summer to do transfer business

Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp

Liverpool may want to strengthen to aid their title challenge come the January window, but it seems their manager is prepared to be patient.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp would like to strengthen the squad in January but is more inclined to wait until the summer to do business, according to a report in the Daily Telegraph.

The Telegraph's report that none of his prime targets are likely to be available during the upcoming window.

With the Reds currently in the midst of a title challenge and in the semi-final of the EFL Cup, they are about to enter a busy period of the season.

Liverpool manager Juergen KloppLiverpool manager Juergen Klopp

One area of the side they may look to strengthen is in the final third - possibly in the wide areas. Another season-long knee injury sustained by Danny Ings means that one option they had at the start of the season is no longer available - while Sadio Mane is the only senior player they have accustomed to a wide role.

Mane will also be absent during a busy period of the season, but that is something that Liverpool will have likely factored in when he joins up with the Senegal squad for the Africa Cup of Nations in January.

Liverpool's Sadio Mane warms up before the matchLiverpool's Sadio Mane warms up

Ben Woodburn has burst onto the scene but is likely to be treated with caution by Klopp, and Sheyi Ojo has recently returned to training following a back injury. He had plenty of first team experience in the second half of last season and could stake his claim for a place in the coming months.

But it seems that Klopp is prepared to be patient with the January window, and try to find solutions within the club even if he is open to doing some business. It looks as though Klopp is patient enough to try and find the right player, rather than buying someone for the sake of it. 

Whether it's in the upcoming window or in the summer, it will be interesting to see which area of the side Klopp feels he needs to address next. 

Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp celebrates after the gameLiverpool manager Juergen Klopp celebrates

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