Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has claimed he was unwilling to replace Philippe Coutinho due to ‘crazy money’ in January.
The Reds sold the Brazilian playmaker for a staggering £145million, but failed to bring in a replacement, something that doesn’t bother the German manager.
Virgil van Dijk was brought to Anfield in a deal worth £75m, while Liverpool were knocked back in the efforts to bring end-of-season signing Naby Keita in during the window by RB Leipzig.
Liverpool fans were desperate for the Merseyside club to bolster their attack as they aim to finish in the top four, but due to inflated prices, Klopp resisted the temptation.
Speaking prior to his side’s clash with Tottenham on Sunday, the ex-Borussia Dortmund boss said:”Yes, we could have done something.
“But we need really the right thing. The right thing now, you don’t get.
“The 100 per cent right thing, only for completely crazy money that really makes no sense. I’m not even sure that would work. And in the summer it looks different.
“That’s how it is. To do something just to have any solution that makes no real sense, to be honest.
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“People obviously ask ‘bring him in’ because someone is injured and you need somebody else, but then the other one is coming again and you weaken both or the third one, it makes no sense.
“In this situation, you really need to stay cool. It’s more difficult when you’ve lost two games but you need to be serious still.”
Their activity in the winter transfer window was described as a “disappointment” by club legend Jamie Carragher, who also suggested van Dijk needs to lose weight.
Liverpool endured a topsy-turvy month in January, while they managed to beat rivals Everton and end Manchester City’s unbeaten run, they were stunned by Swansea, and were knocked out of the FA Cup by West Brom.