Liverpool are in dire need of reinforcements at centre back; that’s no secret. The Reds have been decimated by injuries and Kopites are wondering why we haven’t done something yet. There’ve been rumours upon rumours but nothing solid from the club. Jürgen Klopp has delivered an update on the Liverpool approach to the January transfer window.
Liverpool need reinforcements
You’d be a fool to think that we’re sound with what we’ve got at the back.
Sure, when the entire complement is fit we’re fine.
Unfortunately, we’re heading into January without a fit senior centre back in the first team.
Fabinho is providing stellar makeshift cover whilst Nat Phillips and Rhys Williams are doing their best to get up with the pace of the game.
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Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez were pretty much ruled out for the season when they picked up knee injuries in Autumn. Kopites are crying out for reinforcements as a result.
Jürgen Klopp gives Liverpool transfer update
There’ve been rumours, oh boy have there been rumours.
According to the papers Liverpool want Perr Schuurs, Dayot Upamecano, Sven Botman, David Carmo, Gleison Bremmer and just about every other half decent centre back in the world.
Speaking ahead of his side’s trip to Southampton, Jürgen Klopp gave a Liverpool transfer update, The Mirror quoting him as saying:
“We have solutions in the squad obviously but we struggled still with injuries.
“For most of the time with centre-half position, it can happen like this – when it starts, it does not stop.
“We have solutions with the squad but if we can do something in the window, I don’t know. It is like that.
“It is a very difficult transfer window, as you can imagine. Not all of the clubs have real money. Just doing something makes no sense. Doing the right thing makes sense.
“So far, we have really liked what we have done.”
What RTK has to say
This was always going to be the case.
Liverpool have always maintained that they’re always happy to the do the right deal at the right time should it come up.
What they won’t do is be reactionary, they won’t be bullied by circumstances into making moves that aren’t perfect for them.
It is a sensible approach when you’re stacked with options and a frustrating approach when you’re shorthanded. On balance, it works.