Liverpool are unlikely to make any further signings before the transfer deadline, despite concerns over the Reds’ centre-back situation.
Liverpool are without their star defender Virgil Van Djik since October and have had injury troubles since then. It comes as quite a shock that The Reds will not be signing a backup to solve their defensive woes.
Joe Gomez and Joel Matip are also out injured, midfielders Jordan Henderson and Fabinho recently featured in the centre of defence for the Premier League champions.
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The Reds have been hampered with injuries this season which has seen Van Dijk and Joe Gomez ruled out for most of the 2020-21 campaign, while Joel Matip has also suffered from several injuries.
Though Liverpool has been linked to numerous defenders recently, it came as quite a shock that they won’t sign a new center back.
Football transfer expert Fabrizio Romano states that The Reds will not spend big this month. This is, of course, barring a “good opportunity” that may come along.
“They are looking for opportunities. If something arrives, they will be ready to sign a new player. (But) spending €60m-€70m (£53.9m-£62.9m) for players like Upamecano or another center-back is absolutely impossible in this window for Liverpool.
If they will have a good opportunity, they will think about it in the next weeks and if not, I am sure Liverpool will stay with this squad.”– Fabrizio on Liverpool
Liverpool Legend Jamie Carragher made it clear that Klopp’s men do not have sufficient cover in central defense.
Writing for the Telegraph, Carragher said:
“Though Fabinho has proved a fantastic deputy at the back, Matip’s ongoing problems means, to me at least, that it is inconceivable that Liverpool will not sign another center-half at the earliest opportunity.”
“I cannot understand the logic of not doing so. The club needed one anyway.”– Carragher on Liverpool
Carragher goes on to argue that a single injury to Fabinho leaves Liverpool with only two fit center-backs, neither of whom were even in the first-team picture before Van Dijk’s injury.
He’s not alone in this sentiment and many demand a new signing.
Liverpool have failed to win any of their previous three Premier League matches and are trailing Manchester United by 3 points.