Following rumors on Naby Keita exit of Anfield, Jurgen Klopp gave the impression that Liverpool was unlikely to make any further acquisitions before the transfer market closed.
After drawing their opening two Premier League games and suffering a string of injuries in the middle of the field, Liverpool has been under pressure to enter the transfer market.
Last week’s 1-1 draw with Crystal Palace saw the Reds missing Thiago Alcantara, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, and Curtis Jones as youngster Harvey Elliott partnered with Fabinho and James Milner in Klopp’s starting lineup.
Liverpool have added striker Darwin Nunez, creative midfielder Fabio Carvalho and young full-back Calvin Ramsay to their squad since winning both domestic cups last season.
Asked whether he was content with Liverpool’s midfield options ahead of Monday’s trip to Manchester United, Klopp said: “Yes, when they are all fit, 100 per cent, but even then we always look to strengthen.
“We always did that, but it must be the right player and if the right player is not available in this moment, then we deal with what we have rather than sign not the right player.
“This situation did not change. Now we have more injuries than we would have imagined. It would be cool to have a new midfielder in, of course. We don’t know when the boys come back, stuff like that. Things change constantly.
“[But] there is another fact that I am not in charge of what we can spend. We get things told to us. Then we deal with it. That is always the same, never different.
“I always have to accept that and always did. It makes no sense to worry about something you cannot change. That is a waste of energy, a waste of positivity.
“I love this group and not because they are so good looking. No, because they are incredible characters. If the facts are the facts, accept them and go from there.”
“Selling Naby now and not replacing him? No, that is not possible. Of course not. It is not the plan,” Klopp said.
“We are not dumb that we think a player can go and we don’t replace him. No, there’s no chance. Naby will not go, but if he would – which he will not do – there must be a replacement, of course” He insisted.