Klopp wanted to sign players in January

The Reds were missing key player Sadio Mane through January due to his participation in the Africa Cup of Nations, and saw injuries to a number of players too. The club were expected to bolster their numbers in the January transfer window but failed to sign anyone despite being linked with several targets.

The club have been in woeful form since the turn of the year – racking up just one Premier League victory and crashing out of both domestic cup competitions – and Klopp accepts that this trying period would have been easier had he brought in some new faces.

“One or two players in January, when we had problems with injury and the Africa Cup would have been cool,” he said.

“Could we have had more? Yes, but the transfer window in the winter didn’t give us any opportunity.”

The manager’s comments suggest that new faces would have been brought in had the right fit been found, and he vowed to bring in the required additions during the summer window.

“We had this problem, but we will be prepared for the summer for sure and we all have the same plan: sporting director, scouting department, owners, myself. We want to make this club as big and as successful as possible.” Klopp added.

“We still have to make the right transfers, but we will have to make transfers of course,” the German tactician said, as reported by Goal.

“If we perform at the highest level nobody asks for new players, but if you don’t everybody asks for them.

 “That is the situation we are in and we are working on it already. We will spend money in the summer.”