Liverpool are in the midst of an injury crisis. The Reds are without a natural senior centre back in the first team squad. Jürgen Klopp has watched his team drop like flies this term. Despite the mountain of absences, the club are apparently determined not to spend in January. No Liverpool transfers in January would surely mean megabucks summer signings.
Liverpool centre back crisis
Liverpool began the season with just three senior centre backs in the first team.
The decision was apparently taken to use Fabinho as a makeshift fourth choice if needed.
But it would never come to that would it? Surely not?
It did. It came to that so fast it made our head spin.
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Virgil van Dijk ruptured his ACL in the Merseyside Derby, ruling him out for the rest of the season.
Joe Gomez followed suit when he picked up a knee problem in England training.
Since then Joel Matip has been in and out of the squad, at the moment he’s out and we don’t know for how long.
Fabinho will be forced to lineup alongside an academy product for the foreseeable future.
No Liverpool transfers in January
Many believe that the injury crisis has left the Reds with no option but to invest in the coming window.
According to Goal, there are ‘no plans’ for any Liverpool transfers in January.
The outlet has claimed that Michael Edwards and Jürgen Klopp are set to trust Rhys Williams and Nat Phillips.
This is despite numerous links to defenders across Europe, the likes of Ozan Kabak and Dayot Upamecano have been perpetually linked with a move.
Liverpool summer transfers
Surely, surely, surely this all means we’re going to go big in the summer?
Liverpool must be gearing up for some serious transfer business at the end of the season.
The club likes to plan ahead in order to secure their preferred targets.
Michael Edwards isn’t one to be rushed or bullied by circumstances, we don’t make knee jerk decisions.
Being reactionary in the transfer market is one way to find yourself in a crisis a couple of years down the line.
The Reds must have some big plans for the summer window if they’re keeping their wallet closed in January.