Nepal | August 15, 2020

Independence Day 2020

Liverpool open to signings in January window

REUTERS
Share Now:

LONDON: Liverpool are open to bringing in players in the January transfer window, manager Juergen Klopp said on Tuesday after rival Pep Guardiola ruled out Manchester City making any signings.

Asked by reporters if he was surprised at Guardiola’s comments, with the Premier League champions 11 points behind leaders Liverpool after 14 games, the German said it was news to him.

“I’m only hearing this now for the first time. Am I surprised? No. But it’s not important,” he said ahead of Wednesday’s Merseyside derby with Everton.

“We are pretty much always ready — if we can do something which helps us, we will try to do it. If not we will not.”

In the January 2018 window Klopp splashed out on signing Dutch defender Virgil Van Dijk, now the core of his side’s defence, from Southampton.

Guardiola told reporters he did not want any new players in January but the club, third in the Premier League, would have to refresh the squad at the end of the season.

Klopp said the summer transfer window was ‘really difficult’, since it closed for English clubs before the rest of Europe.

“We’ll see how that goes in the future but the summer window only hurts English clubs and doesn’t help them. It’s not cool,” he said.


Follow The Himalayan Times on Twitter and Facebook

Recommended Stories:

More from The Himalayan Times:

Leipzig stun Atletico to reach Champions League last four

LISBON: RB Leipzig stunned Atletico Madrid, with a 2-1 victory in their Champions League quarter-final on Thursday, to reach the competition's last four for the first time in their club's short history. With two minutes of normal time remaining, United States midfielder Tyler Adams snatched Read More...

Govt urged to rescue Nepalis stranded abroad

Kathmandu, August 13 The National Human Rights Commission has recommended that the Government of Nepal rescue Nepalis stranded in foreign countries on the basis of their financial condition and risk analysis. ‘Report on Human Rights Situation of Nepali Migrant Workers during the COVID-19 Pan Read More...

Mexico, coronavirus outbreak;

Mexico, with over 500,000 coronavirus cases, to help with vaccine

MEXICO CITY: Mexico, having hit over half a million official coronavirus cases and 55,000 deaths as the pandemic rages across Latin America, will help produce a vaccine that could be distributed in the region next year, authorities said on Thursday. President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has s Read More...

The office of the prime minister and council of ministers, OPMCM

Compensation announced for victims’ families in Soti incident

Kathmandu, August 13 The government has decided to provide Rs 1 million each to the families of victims in the Soti incident. Meeting of the Council of Ministers decided to provide monetary relief to the families of the victims of the incident that occurred on May 23 at Soti, Chaurjahari-8, in Read More...

Peru, coronavirus

Peru surpasses 500,000 coronavirus cases, marks highest fatality rate in LatAm

LIMA: Peru surpassed half a million coronavirus cases and has the highest fatality rate in Latin America, according to health ministry data on Thursday, as the government struggles to contain a recent surge of infections. There have been 507,996 confirmed cases and 25,648 related deaths, vice Read More...

Jobs of nearly 50,000 workers associated with party venues, catering services at risk

KATHMANDU, AUGUST 13 The monthly salary of Rs 15,000 was barely enough for Keshav Kunwar, a resident of Bhaktapur, to make ends meet. But when the government announced a nationwide lockown in March to control the spread of coronavirus, the party palace he was working for also shuttered, thereby c Read More...

No religious fair at Gokarneshwor temple

Kathmandu, August 13 A religious fair that takes place each year at Gokarneshwor Mahadev Temple, on the outskirts of Kathmandu on the new-moon-day in the month of Bhadra of the lunar calendar has been cancelled this year due to the COVID crisis. This year the event falls on August 19. On this Read More...

Govt directed to submit report on management of old vehicles

Kathmandu, August 13 The Supreme Court has issued an order to the Government of Nepal, directing it to submit a report, with proposal and action plan, on the management of dysfunctional vehicles and materials dumped on the premises of government offices. In response to a writ petition filed by Read More...