Liverpool are currently in negotiations for the signing of Shakhtar Donetsk forward Alex Teixeira. Reports claim that club chief executive Ian Ayre is currently in Florida, and he has tabled a bid of £24.6million for the Brazilian star.
However, the Ukrainian club are set to be holding out for £39million for their star player.
Reds manager Jurgen Klopp, in his press conference today, remained tight-lipped about the transfer at first.
“I have nothing to say about this,” he said. “We could talk about a lot of players in the world and I could, if we had time for this, talk about the qualities they have.”
However, he later hinted that the injury problems have forced the club’s hand in the transfer market. “The whole situation changed obviously. I think I always said if our situation changed then we had to change our opinion,” he said.
And he also hinted at the hefty price tag slapped by the Ukrainian club at their player, but he later admitted that if the club finds a player who provides a long-term solution than the Reds will try to bring him in the transfer window.
“The January window is not the best, and if you are under pressure then everyone wants prices where you think ‘Are they crazy?’.
“If you take a new player now we have two days to the next game, four days to the next, so it is not a perfect moment. But we have to watch the market, to think about what makes sense for us now plus for the summer.”
“If we find a solution which fits for both transfer windows, winter and summer, and a player could help us as quickly as possible then, of course, we would try.
“I have always said we will watch the market, and we will see if something happens, there are a few days to go.
“If there is a good player and we see a longer option with time to work together and not only for three games and all the others come back then we would think about it. If it was possible, we would try to do something what we would want to do in summer.”