Jurgen Klopp says that Liverpool will not dip into the January transfer market to guide the Reds through their defensive injury crisis.
While he might not be injured, James Milner is set to miss Liverpool’s next Premier League fixture due to a one-match ban for a red card he received for two yellow cards he racked up against Crystal Palace.
Liverpool needed his experience but just like in 2016 against the same opponent, he lost his cool and picked up a second booking and was handed his marching orders.
While it was a fairly easy mistake to make against a player like Wilfred Zaha, it now leaves Liverpool in a fairly difficult position ahead of their next fixture at home against Leicester City.
If Joe Gomez is unable to return to fitness in time, it’s likely that Rafa Camacho will be handed his first start in a Premier League game as although Klopp hinted that Trent Alexander-Arnold was close to returning against Palace, he’s out for four weeks.
The German, however, refuses to panic buy and will not dip into the January transfer market. He told the press: “We have to use the resources we have already and that is what we try.
“It is a really difficult problem. I can imagine what people think about this situation but you have to make decisions in moments when decisions are on the table. That’s why Clyney is not here any more.
“In that moment we had plenty of options and now we don’t have them. That’s how it is in our next games. Trent got an injury and it’s serious but not that serious.
“He will be back early but I don’t know if early enough for the next game. Maybe the game after. Everyone gives me the feeling, Trent as well, that is absolutely possible.
“We have to come through this situation. Tell me a player who can play right-back and other positions as well better than our boys like Rafa can do?”