Liverpool are not planning to dip into the transfer market to buy defensive reinforcements in January, despite a current injury crisis at the back.
Concerns were raised on Saturday when Dejan Lovren pulled up during his side’s 3 – 0 victory away at Bournemouth, especially when it is considered that Joel Matip, who has established himself as the preferred partner to Virgil van Dijk at the back, is set to miss at least the next two weeks with a knee injury.
Meanwhile, Brazilian Fabinho, who dropped back from his usual midfield role to fill in at centre half last season, is also ruled out until the New Year with ankle ligament damage.
That would have left Joe Gomez as the only first choice centre back alongside van Dijk, but Lovren eased those fears when he took his place in the team that played in their 2 – 0 Champions League victory over Red Bull Salzburg on Tuesday night.
And when asked if they go into the transfer market Klopp said “We will not sign a centre half because of injuries – that is the world outside who thinks we are short and we have to do it – but afterwards we would have six centre halves and that wouldn’t make a lot of sense.”
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