The finish line for the January transfer window is now in sight, and for Liverpool, it is clear where the intentions lie.
The Reds boss has readily admitted on a handful of occasions that he would, ideally, like a centre-back to join his ranks this month.
Given he has just Joel Matip and his lengthy injury history to call on as his only senior centre-half right now, that is no great shock.
But the Reds boss has been keen to stress that the decision, while not his to take, has been done with one eye on the future of Liverpool’s financial health.
And in another way, FSG’s transfer strategy is firmly fixed on tomorrow too.
The news that the club are in discussions with Derby County over 16-year-old Kaide Gordon was met with a tepid response on Monday.
If social media is the temperature to gauge – and let’s face it, it rarely is – the idea that a potential £3million could be spent on England youth international Gordon only seemed to further the unrest at a time when funds are apparently stretched.
Football supporters, even on the brightest of days, are a demanding bunch where the transfer market is concerned.
New players are always coveted, regardless of any previous success with the current crop.
But the desire to see a centre-back sourced in January arrived from a very real worry that a failure to do so could cost Liverpool their Premier League title.
The club themselves, though, have blocked out the noise and focused their efforts on recruiting for years down the line.
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Liverpool have not yet won the race for Gordon, but Anfield officials are confident that the recent track record of blooding youngsters into Klopp’s first team could be an enticing prospect.
Should the teen join a thriving set-up at the Kirkby Academy he will be the third to arrive in the last month.
Before Christmas, Liverpool sealed a deal for versatile defender Calum Scanlon from Birmingham City.
The left sided defender, aged just 15, was tracked for some time before his family were on hand to see him put pen to paper on his terms last month.
The Reds were not done there though as they moved swiftly before the start of January to bring in Stefan Bajcetic from Celta Vigo.
Under the new post-Brexit transfer rules, Liverpool would not have been able to sign overseas players under the age of 18 once the UK had left the European Union on January 1.
The club moved fast to seal a deal for the defender, fending off interest from Manchester United in the process.
These three deals followed on from a flurry of summer activity that saw another trio of teens become Liverpool players.
Fabian Mrozek, Mateusz Musialowski and goalkeeper Marcelo Pitaluga all moved to the academy ranks.
With Harvey Elliott and Sepp van den Berg largely dominating the incomings of 2019, too, it is clear that those on the inside at Anfield are never taking their eyes of what could lie ahead.