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Published: 13:15 | 31/1/16

Jurgen Klopp: It's an intensive time

Liverpool face eight games in February

Jurgen Klopp revealed that he is in no rush to sign new players at Liverpool despite the Reds crowded fixture list.

Klopp’s men failed to break down a stubborn West Ham side in the FA Cup at Anfield on Saturday and they now face a lengthening fixture list after having already played 8 times in 2016.

However, the German is adamant that he will not be forced into bringing in players he does not want due to the extra game.

"It should not be the reason [to sign players], one game more," Klopp told the club's website.

"Since the last game against West Ham, we have had three or four games more. But we could rest the team that played against Stoke.

"They had today off and that's good, so we will again have fresh legs against Leicester. That's the good news. In this moment the draw doesn't feel too brilliant, but when we go to West Ham, we will see the chance to go into the next round again.

"It's an intensive time. Hopefully, one player or other will come back from injury in the next few weeks and then we'll have enough players.

"For what happens in the transfer market, you have to wait in the next 48 hours and we will see if something happens or not."

The Reds face a hectic February with the FA Cup replay, the Carling Cup final and the Europa League all to come and Klopp joked that his side may have to play two games a day.

"I don't know where they will find a space for the replay," Klopp added. Maybe it'll be in the morning when we play [again] in the afternoon! I don't know, but they will find a moment and we'll have to play it.

"As I said, hopefully a few players come back from injury. For Dejan Lovren tonight, it was very important that he could play and he did really well."

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