Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has insisted that he will not panic buy after seeing his side crash to a 2-0 defeat to Burnley at Turf Moor on Saturday.
Goals from Sam Vokes and Andre Gray ensured that the Reds fell to their first loss of the campaign, while they have now conceded five goals in just two league games.
With a lack of solidity in midfield and James Milner being forced to drop into the left-back position after more question marks were raised over Alberto Moreno last weekend, there are obvious problem areas that Klopp needs to fix.
However, he has insisted that the game will not change his thinking dramatically and force him to go out and panic buy as the transfer deadline fast approaches.
“If one game should change my mind then I would be a real idiot,” he said, as noted by The Guardian. I know you [questioners] would all buy a left-back but a midfielder?”
“I love your job because we can have the ball and then we need to be the best fighters. Emre Can was on the bench, he had a back problem, Lucas Leiva is injured and you ask me for a hard midfield player,” he said. “The answer is I don’t know – we will see.”
Time will tell as to whether or not Klopp’s decision not to sign a replacement for Moreno comes back to haunt him as the season goes on.
Nevertheless, with 36 games to go in the Premier League, this is hardly the time to start panicking as he evidently knows where the mistakes were made and will undoubtedly work meticulously with his players to ensure that they avoiding making them again in the weeks ahead.
While that may be easier said than done, it’s widely expected that Liverpool will improve as the season goes on as Klopp’s summer signings continue to return from injury setbacks and settle into the squad.