Jurgen Klopp Says he will not Sign Center-backs
Liverpool head coach Jurgen Klopp has confirmed that his side will not need to sign a centre-back in January because of the economic issues arising from the Covid-19 pandemic.
They are facing injury crisis as most of their defenders are nursing injuries, the likes of Virgil Van Dijk, Joe Gomez, and Joel Matip are out long term and Joel Matip has endured several injuries since joining in 2016.
Klopp said: “There might be some clubs with no financial problems.” “But this club was, and always will be with these owners, very responsible with the things we do.”
“Liverpool still leads the Premier League but have stuttered in recent games, taking only two points from their past three matches. They will be facing Aston Villa in the FA Cup third round on Friday.
On the possibility of signing a centre-back, Jurgen Klopp said: “I cannot say definitely we will not bring one in but it is just not likely because of the situation in the world.”
He also said: “If the world would be in a normal place, everything would be fine: we won the league, won the Champions League, the club is in the best possible situation and then you have three senior centre-halves injured, is that a situation when you would usually do something?” Yes, definitely, but we are not in that situation. I don’t know if something will happen or not.”
“You may be could do something but it would be a short-term solution and we don’t have that short-term solution and that is not right because it doesn’t help.”
Jurgen Klopp has been using defensive midfielder Fabinho in the backline alongside 19-year-old Rhys Williams, with both inexperienced 23-year-old Nathaniel Phillips and midfielder and captain Jordan Henderson also utilised.