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Liverpool boss Klopp: We could've signed on deadline day - but not the right ones

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has defended their quiet final week of the winter market.

The Liverpool Echo says a move for Thomas Lemar was considered but Monaco's £90million valuation put the Reds off. Liverpool also tried and failed to convince RB Leipzig to bring forward Naby Keita's summer switch to Anfield.

Adam Lallana's latest injury setback didn't alter the club's plans and Klopp insists with the options available it was the right decision to wait until the summer to make further signings.

“Unfortunately our business is only from the outside that easy. You miss a player for a week and you think 'okay, we need another player'," Klopp said.

“Yes, we could have done something. But we need really the right thing. The right thing now, you don't get. The 100% 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.

“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."

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