Ebene News – GB – Liverpool urged to do January transfer deals ‘if they are serious’ about title

Liverpool don’t have three of their first-team defenders, which tests their resources deeply but January offers them a chance to bring in new faces to strengthen their backline

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Liverpool must tap into the market and sign a center-half in January if they are serious about retaining their Premier League crown, says John Aldridge

The Reds have seen their defensive options destroyed by injuries that threatened to derail their season

Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez are both long absent while Joel Matip was recently injured

Jurgen Klopp has so far been pragmatic in using Fabinho as a makeshift center-half and bringing in youngsters like Rhys Williams and Nathaniel Phillips

January is a tough time to do business, but the Reds have been urged to sort out their lack of options by bringing a new face

“Rumors come from Anfield suggesting that Liverpool are not looking to sign anyone next month, but it must be a smokescreen as they just need to sign a center-half if they really want to keep the Premier League title , “he told Sunday World

“Joel Matip’s injury in Sunday’s 1-1 draw against West Bromwich Albion confirmed what we have all been enjoying for some time now – Liverpool have to spend money on a good quality defender

“I love Matip, and if he could be counted on to play the majority of games in the second half of the season, manager Jurgen Klopp might be able to spend next summer with the current squad.

“Still, the reality Liverpool face ahead of Wednesday’s game at Newcastle is quite austere – they have a senior center-back to call in and he’s a midfielder, Fabinho

“The injuries of Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez have left a hole in Liverpool’s defensive line and with Matip clearly struggling with his physical form, Liverpool are horribly short in the center of their defense”

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Ebene News – GB – Liverpool urged to do January transfer deals “if they are serious “about the title

Source: https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/liverpool-defence-transfers-premier-league-23241159