Former Liverpool midfielder Jan Molby has backed Jurgen Klopp's decision to not add new players to the squad in January. Serbian teenager Marko Grujic was the only signing of the midseason transfer window and after completing his deal he was loaned back to his former club Red Star Belgrade until the end of the season.
The Merseyside club have continued to struggle as they have managed just one win in the Premier League since the start of 2016. Injuries have also hindered their progress as they were without the services of Philippe Coutinho, Divock Origi and Martin Skrtel.
Klopp confirmed the trio will return to training along with Daniel Sturridge in his pre-match press conference before the Leicester City clash, which the Reds lost 2-0 at the King Power Stadium. The former Borussia Dortmund coach has likened the return of Coutinho, Origi, Skrtel and Sturridge to new signings for Liverpool.
Molby is impressed by the German manager's approach in the recently concluded January transfer window. He told the Liverpool Echo: "There has been a lot of talk about recruitment after (Jamie) Vardy and (Riyad) Mahrez put Liverpool to the sword, especially after Liverpool decided not to do any major business in the January transfer window."
"But I don't have a massive problem with what we decided to do. Think about the number of transfer windows when we have chased our tail, thinking we would put everything right. Klopp has decided to step back and take his time.
"I don't think we need as many new players as people think but Klopp is making sure the signings we do make are of real quality.
"I applaud it, in a strange way, because there is something extra demanding about playing in the Premier League — and he needs time to assess what that is, and which players can deal with that.
"He's making sure, before spending money, he knows who can do it. I'm fully behind the idea of taking his time and evaluating what it takes to be a success in this league," Molby concluded.