By 90Min
November 12, 2017

Liverpool could be set for a fairly uneventful January transfer window, despite speculation that they will be busy adding to their squad.

The Liverpool Echo claim that the club's recent history is evidence enough that a hectic month of new additions is unlikely.

The Reds have only made four signings in the past five winter transfer windows, one of which didn't complete his move until the following summer.

Liverpool have been linked with numerous players as they look to close the gap on the top four in the Premier League, but it could be that they are more subdued than many expect.

It is notoriously difficult for clubs to negotiate midway through the season, and more significant transfers are often left until the summer.

Jurgen Klopp's first winter transfer window with Liverpool was in January 2016, with the only notable permanent signing that of Marko Grujic for a reported fee of just over £5m.

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The Serbian was joined by defender Steven Caulker, acquired on loan until the end of that season.


Liverpool have been similarly inactive in most January windows of recent years, although there were two notable signings in 2013.

Daniel Sturridge was signed from Chelsea for £12m, while Philippe Coutinho arrived from Inter for around £8.5m. Both proved successful purchases, and Liverpool supporters will likely be hopeful of similar additions this time around.

Much has been made of Klopp's need to address his side's defensive issues, with many calling vociferously for a new centre-back to be signed. 

It remains to be seen whether the Reds will splash out or continue their relatively frugal winter spending.

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