Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has hinted the season-ending injury suffered by Danny Ings could force him to spend again in January.
Klopp invested over £60 million on reinforcements over the summer, bringing in the likes of Sadio Mane and Georginio Wijnaldum to help turn Liverpool into serious contenders for the Premier League title.
After suffering a second serious knee injury in the space of 12 months, Ings will unfortunately play no part in Liverpool’s pursuit of a first league title in 27.
Ings’ heartbreak, coupled with the upcoming African Cup of Nations which will see Mane and Joel Matip represent their countries, means Klopp is considering entering the notoriously volatile January market.
‘We watch the market all the time and of course we need to be prepared for different situations and one of them is injuries,’ Klopp said.
‘The African Cup of Nations we already knew about so we don’t need to be influenced or surprised by that, but it could be a moment when we approach the market.
‘It’s not about how many strikers. Three strikers is enough, I think, but when Sadio is away we will be without a winger. We do not have many wingers, I would say..
‘Roberto Firmino could play as a kind of a winger which would then give us just two strikers. That’s how it is.
‘But it is a long way to go until January and that month is busy. If we can go to the semi-final of League Cup it could be the busiest month of the year. We need to be prepared for this for sure.’