Liverpool CEO Peter Moore has admitted that the Reds are working on player acquisitions ahead of the upcoming January window.
Despite being strongly linked with a number of stars including Germany’s Julian Draxler, the club failed to do any business last winter which was probably one of the factors that cost us a title shot.
But the 62-year-old has defended the club’s transfer policy of not “buying the most expensive players” and has suggested that Liverpool will look to strengthen the squad in the winter.
“The investments are being made and it’s hard to knock what you’re seeing on the field now and say: ‘Oh, you should be spending more money,'” Moore told Sky Sports (via ESPN FC).
“What I will say, because I know you are leading up to the question about January, the club continues to look at acquisitions that will strengthen the squad.”
While the attack is good enough in both quality and depth, Klopp will be expected to bring in defensive reinforcements keeping in mind the lack of options in the centre-back department.
Meanwhile, Moore has also revealed that the Reds are working on the expansion plans for the Anfield Road End.
Moore’s predecessor Ian Ayre said last year that it would not be a wise investment to spend on any further expansion of the iconic stadium as it would take years to recover that money.
The new main stand, that was unveiled in September last year and took Anfield’s total capacity to 54k, cost the Reds around £110m.
The new capacity, though, is still far lower than that of the likes of Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium and Manchester United’s Old Trafford and it seems the owners have finally sensed the need for further redevelopment.
“As you know, we’re leaving Melwood, we’re consolidating to Kirkby, and we’re focusing on using our capital very wisely and yes, we’re looking very closely at Anfield Road expansion,” Moore added (via the Echo).
The expansion will add a further 6,000 seats and is believed to cost around £60m.