Bournemouth's new signing Solanke set to miss rest of January

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But listen, we're not going to get any favours, whether it's on the pitch or off it and we're always up against it and that's when we're good.

"Then he got his injury, a back problem, which nobody knew in the beginning how long it would take".

"I am looking to nail down the spot (at right-back) and to hopefully play as many games as I can".

Having Clyney was still okay but he is at an age where he needs to play and wants to play. Knowing you are fit and you can go out there and play, but constantly not getting selected for the team is a bit disappointing.

The defender will be unavailable for Liverpool's FA Cup third round tie at Wolves, where Klopp is expected rotate heavily, with Simon Mignolet set to start in goal. "Football is a business obviously on one hand, but on the other hand we have to care about people and we have to care about their situation", he said.

'I met the manager (Eddie Howe) at the stadium and the first thing he said was, "Are you ready to play?"

Bournemouth announced the Solanke deal on Friday, with the switch worth £19 million plus add-ons, according to a source.

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"For Dom, it was absolutely right to go", Klopp told Liverpool's official website.

Clyne's departure leaves Trent Alexander-Arnold as the only recognised right-back in the first-team squad, but Klopp is confident the talent in the youth ranks can provide sufficient cover.

"He trained well but you can not stay confident over that time, especially in that age group".

"Bournemouth made a good offer to be honest, and for him it is a really good opportunity". Maybe, yes. In future, we want to sign young players and keep young players, but we don't want to block them'.

"I probably should have been illegally tapping him up or something like that, shouldn't I?", he added.

The 27-year-old England global revealed he had not been content with occupying the bench on Merseyside, having only played 108 minutes of Premier League football this season.

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