Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp has confirmed that he does not believe that his English team needs to make major changes in the lineup of players during the upcoming summer transfer period.
The English Premier League champions suffered four consecutive defeats in the tournament and are currently in sixth place, 19 points behind leaders Manchester City.
The team includes 12 players, at least 28 years old, including nine of the main team players.
“I don’t think the time is right for a massive rebuilding process,” said the 53-year-old German coach.
He added, “The main line-up did not really have a chance to play together once. I think it makes sense to look into this (problem) but in addition to that, minor adjustments will be made of course.”
“We will deal with the situation, but at the same time we will plan for the future. I am not sure we can do that in the summer but we will try to do that,” he said.
Liverpool have won only two encounters in their last 11 Premier League matches, and the team has been eliminated in the fourth round of the Federation Cup and League Cup.
However, the red team managed to achieve a victory away from the German RB Leipzig in the first leg of the 16th European Champions League.
Team captain Jordan Henderson became the latest player to join the long list of injured players after being disqualified for more than 10 weeks after undergoing a thigh surgery.
Speaking Friday, ahead of his team’s trip to meet Sheffield United on Sunday, Klopp said securing a place among the top four and qualifying for the Champions League this season – despite the injury problem – would be a “great” achievement.
Klopp added, “It is about the results. The team ranking table does not lie. Never. Our performance makes us one of the top teams, but this is not reflected in the results.”
“That’s what we have to change,” Klopp said. “For all the different reasons, we’ve had a tough season so far.”