THE friendship between David Wagner and Jurgen Klopp is famously the closest in the Premier League and yesterday their respective assessments of what Liverpool can expect tonight at Huddersfield Town could not have been more in tune.
It isn't just the hosts, however, looking to give their season a lift tonight with Liverpool having been knocked out of the FA Cup by West Bromwich Albion last weekend, five days after suffering a shock 1-0 loss at bottom club Swansea City.
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Speaking at his post-match news conference on Saturday, Klopp said: "We should try [to win at Huddersfield] but first we have to really think about what happened tonight and make ourselves ready for Huddersfield". It was not about creating chances, it was about different things.
The England global sat out the FA Cup defeat to West Brom at the weekend and there have been reports recently suggesting he could be facing up to six week on the sidelines.
'The solutions is not out there in the transfer market at the moment.
"With all that in mind, Liverpool may be in the best place to stand up to the financial firepower from Manchester and now we wait to see if they will do that". "Long-term we will do a lot (in the transfer window)", added Klopp, whose men face Huddersfield tomorrow. "We always have open eyes in situations like that but it is not that there is something out there for us to get".
Coutinho left for Barcelona in a deal worth 160 million euros on January 6th, but Liverpool are yet to reinvest any of those funds in their first-team squad.
The 28-year-old England worldwide has made nine league appearances this season but Klopp said he would only be allowed to leave Anfield if the deal was right.