By Amir Mir
Niall Quinn believes Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp could “splurge” into the January transfer market for a top striker despite scoring 30 goals in 11 games.
Sky Sports pundit Quinn cited injuries and fatigue as the reason why the German boss could dip into the window for a forward.
The Reds topped the Premier League table on Sunday when they thrashed Watford 6-1 at Anfield as they claimed first spot in stunning fashion.
Klopp’s men scored three first-half goals with Sadio Mane, Philippe Coutinho and Emre Can finding the back of the net.
Roberto Firmino added a fourth on 57 minutes, before Mane doubled his tally on the hour mark before substitute Giorginio Wijnaldum rounded things off in stoppage time.
The Merseyside club have scored ten goals in their last two outings but former Premier League player Quinn has explained why Klopp made the right decision in the summer window.
“When Transfer Deadline Day passed without Jurgen Klopp buying a shiny new striker I wondered if he had feet of clay after all,” Quinn wrote in his Sky Sports column. “With 30 goals from 11 Premier League games and a top of the table seat this morning, Klopp has won that argument.
“His high-energy game is high attrition too, in terms of injuries and fatigue, so I still think he might splurge for a top forward in January.”
The Merseyside club now have 26 points after 11 games, one point ahead of Chelsea in second, who beat Everton 5-0 on Saturday.
After the international break Liverpool will travel to Southampton in the league, before hosting David Moyes’ Sunderland as they will round the month off with an EFL Cup tie against Leeds.
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