Jurgen Klopp insists he is not ‘too loyal’ to players but accepts Liverpool are ‘underperforming’

Liverpool have lost back-to-back Premier League games for a second time this season, suffering six defeats overall, three times as many as in the entirety of 2021-22 (2); The Reds have also lost as many as five away league matches in a single season for the first time since 2017-18 (5)

Jurgen Klopp insists he is not “too loyal” to his “underperforming” senior players and says Liverpool will only look to bolster their squad in January if deals are “available and doable”.

Klopp has a number of problems to solve after admitting Saturday’s 3-0 loss to Brighton was the worst performance of his managerial career.

His side have already lost six times in the Premier League – after being beaten only four times in 63 games in all competitions last season – and are 10 points adrift of the top four.

Speaking on the eve of Liverpool’s FA Cup third-round replay with Wolves Klopp said the issues at Liverpool are “complex” and cannot be resolved by simply spending in the transfer window, despite admitting the need to strengthen – Liverpool have already spent up to £45m on the signing of Cody Gakpo this January.