A quiet end to a quiet transfer window at Anfield

The biggest announcement during the window was about the gaffer.

As we officially begin to wrap up the January transfer window for 2024. it has been radio silent at Anfield.

There will be no new arrivals for the Reds this time around following the signings of Cody Gakpo and Luis Diaz in recent winter transfer windows.

Obviously, a huge factor in this is the announcement that Jurgen Klopp is leaving his post following this season. It would be hard for the club to bring in any new players for a departing manager without having hired his replacement.

The logic just does not add up in that situation. However, the rise of some of Liverpool's youngsters this season has also been an unforeseen boon to the squad.

Jarrell Quansah and Conor Bradley have become regulars in the side while Bobby Clark, James McConnell, Ben Doak and others have all flashed at times this season.

The emergence of these talented players has given Klopp a flexibility he might not have expected to have with so many injuries plaguing the squad.

As it is, this window so more rumors about Liverpool players potentially leaving than anything else. Calvin Ramsay was recalled from loan and loaned out again.

The Saudi Pro League links for Mohamed Salah will not go away at anytime in the near future in my opinion. Another big money move is in the works for the summer and Liverpool will be tested once again.

I know it is an extreme cliché, but the return of big-time players like Trent Alexander-Arnold, Andy Robertson and Dominik Szoboszlai has the feeling of new signings all over again.

The club is getting fitter at the best possible moment and Salah remains the biggest injury absence as Wataru Endo is currently playing well for Japan at the Asian Cup.

Would it have been nice to see a new asset join the ranks? Of course. However, a silent window now could mean a potentially more active summer window under the new manager. There no glaring holes in the squad at the moment, so any new signing would have had a hard time just getting into the matchday lineup.

Loaning out some fringe players to gain experience will be the highlight of this window. A reassuring thought is that Liverpool are not the only Premier League club that has been mostly silent. A lot of the league has followed suit.

Don't be discouraged by the quiet winter, because a vey loud summer could be in the works behind the scenes.