But with Klopp reluctant to let Ings leave on loan as the club continues to fight on three fronts, it is only a matter of time before three years of Anfield agony is over.
File image of Alan Pardew and Jonny Evans.
On the possibility of having too few players at the position, Klopp added: "If we make the decision in this direction or this direction then you will see if I thought we would be too short or not!"
"It can be an important job, it depends how you fill the role", said Klopp. We will be strong at Anfield but we have a little bit of a flu bug.
Chelsea have progressed past Newcastle in five of their last six FA Cup ties, with the Blues winning 1-0 in their most recent encounter in 2006 thanks to John Terry's goal. I've always believed that. "But specific? No. It is not that we now say exactly that we need that or we can not play football anymore". It's a daunting task, but it's not impossible.
"He's a player we're interested in", said the head coach.
At a press conference, the 50-year-old told reporters: "Simon Mignolet will play tomorrow".
"I don't know but he is doing really well".
"Players should be ready". It's not a big one, but when you have a long injury, it needs time to adapt again to the intensity of a Premier League game.