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Liverpool weren't completely frugal in the market however, as amidst all of the talk of replacing Coutinho it tends to be forgotten that they started the transfer window by signing Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk for a club-record £75m.

However, even though Klopp admits he rested the £75million January arrival from Southampton for Tuesday's win at Huddersfield he rubbished claims the centre-back was overweight.

"In Jurgen Klopp's first press conference as Liverpool manager, he said: 'If I don't win a trophy in the four years I signed for, I won't be here at the end of it.' We are near enough three years in now, he obviously extended his contract so things have changed a little bit, but Liverpool is about winning".

"He's a big and tall player, it is not an issue". Being fit means having more muscle than anything else.

The Reds host Tottenham on Sunday in an important fixture for the top-four battle, as they bid to qualify for the Champions League for a second consecutive season.

"When he came here was not 100 per cent match fit because he had a long injury".

"To lose him mid-season, you know I don't agree". That is why they played and Virgil didn't play.

"We really tried to be sensible with it, to do the right thing".

"I spoke to him and he expected it".

"There's a few ups and downs, but we will see Van Dijk at his best after the summer".

The Reds boss insisted that everyone "will all see" Van Dijk "at his best after the summer" but insisted that they don't "have the time to wait until then" and that regardless the defender "can bring a lot of things in already".

"Our defending style is different to Southampton and Holland, which is why it makes sense to get used to it".

Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville have both questioned some of the decisions taken by Liverpool during the January window, with Philippe Coutinho and Daniel Sturridge both departing, despite no reinforcements arriving to strengthen their forward line.

Klopp said: "Oh [I have] nothing [to say]. Wow!"

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