Speaking ahead of Liverpool's clash with Norwich City at Carrow Road on Saturday, Klopp did not comment when asked about reports from outlets such as the Guardian's Marcus Christenson linking the Reds with a €32 million (£24.6 million) bid for the Shakhtar Donetsk forward, per the Liverpool Echo's James Pearce:
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Klopp on Alex Teixeira: "There's nothing to say about this."2016-1-22 11:03:05
However, he did admit that the club were keeping their eyes peeled for useful additions this month, per Hamish Mackay in the Mirror:
If you are under pressure people want prices which you think are crazy. It’s not perfect time to buy but we have to watch the market. If we find a solution and a player who can help us then we’ll try. I think I always said if our situation changed then we would have to change. If there’s a good player who can help us then we think about it.
Bleacher Report's Sam Tighe recently analysed how Klopp's current squad might be affected should Teixeira come in:
One suggestion is that Christian Benteke might make way for the Brazilian in the starting lineup, but Klopp gave his backing to the Belgian, who has not scored in his last six appearances, per Mackay:
"Everyone could see against Exeter he was involved in two of the three goals. He’s working hard and his attitude was really good. Sometimes he tried too hard but he knows where goal is. It’s something we need to develop together. He knows what we want to do."
The Reds had a morale-boosting midweek 3-0 win in their FA Cup third-round replay against Exeter City, but they have not won in the league since last month, and they lost 1-0 to Manchester United last Sunday.
Klopp again fielded a very inexperienced side against the Grecians on Wednesday—18-year-old Sheyi Ojo was one of the scorers—and the 48-year-old promised not to forget about the youngsters in the future, per the Liverpool Echo:
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Klopp: "We have to help the young players to be prepared for their whole career. We won't forget them. I won't forget their names!"2016-1-22 11:16:31
The reverse fixture between the Reds and Norwich back in September ended in a 1-1 draw at Anfield, but Liverpool's five previous meetings with the Canaries ended in victory.
Klopp is aware of the threat that Alex Neil's side pose, despite their current position just two points clear of the relegation zone, per Pearce:
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Klopp on Norwich: "You look at table and think 18pts, not so good., but they are creative and quick."2016-1-22 11:10:25
Adam Lallana is a doubt for the lunchtime clash, and Klopp also confirmed that Daniel Sturridge is still set to be sidelined for a few more days yet, per the Times' Tony Barrett:
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Klopp on Sturridge in training: "The last four days were really good but he still needs time."2016-1-22 11:02:07
A victory is a must for the Reds against Norwich, as Liverpool have picked up only a point from their last three outings in the Premier League.
They are eight points off the top four but could make genuine inroads if they can run a few wins together.
That must start against the Canaries, otherwise Liverpool's European ambitions will slip further away.