LONDON (AFP) – Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp (pic below) has no intention of allowing any of his players to leave the club in the January transfer window as he closes in on the Premier League title.
Klopp’s side are 13 points clear of defending champions Manchester City with two matches in hand and look certain to be crowned English champions for the first time since 1990.
Sevilla and Roma have made tentative approaches regarding a loan deal for Xherdan Shaqiri, who is currently unfit, but Klopp said there was no plan for any departures.
“We had the majority of December and January with a bench full of kids,” Klopp said. “Wonderful kids, but kids, so how could we think about giving a player to anybody? I don’t understand that.
“It’s not about Shaq, it’s about pretty much everybody. We just have to keep them for sorting our situation and not the situation for different clubs.”
Klopp said despite his team’s rampant form, they could still get better, highlighting the need for better concentration.
“There’s a lot of space for improvement,” he said. “We need to find a common way in these situations to still dominate the game in a slightly different manner.”