Jurgen Klopp, manager of Liverpool, has played down the possibility that he will use the January transfer window to alleviate his central defense issues. Klopp’s statement that “not all clubs have real money” and “doing something doesn’t make sense” shows that the Reds boss is willing to stick with the limited options that he has available unless there is a favorable opportunity.
With Virgil Van Dijk and Joe Gomez out long-term with major knee injuries and Joel Matip out for three weeks with groin issues, he actually has no fit central defenders. “At the moment Liverpool Football Club has a fit central defender at its disposal.” @Carra23 maintains that it is “paramount” for the champions of the Premier League to sign a defender in the transfer window of January as pic.twitter continues the injury crisis. Com/NFDS61MvTm- Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) December 27, 2020 Fabinho had to cover most defense games, and Klopp relied on 19-year-old rookie Rhys Williams and Nat Phillips, whose only appearance a year ago before this season was a single FA Cup game when he was expressly recalled from a Stuttgart loan spell to play. Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher said signing a center-back this month was “of paramount importance” but Klopp is unwilling to spend just for the sake of it. “We have solutions in the squad, of course, but we are still struggling with injuries,” Klopp said. “For most of the time in the center-back position. We have solutions in the squad, but whether we can still do something in this window, I do not know, it’s like that. “As you can imagine, it’s a really tough transfer window. Really, not all clubs have capital. “Doing something doesn’t make sense. Doing the right thing makes sense. So far, we’ve liked what we’ve done very much. “I liked Nat (in Newcastle’s goalless draw on Wednesday). He’s a clever lad and knows his talent, uses it and does his job and has helped us a lot. “He’s a clever lad and knows his ability, uses it and does his job and has helped us a lot. ” “Back on track. Time to move on. Here’s to the Reds! #YNWA @LFC pic.twitter.com/zho9EmbV2Z- Thiago Alcantara (@Thiago6) December 30, 2020On Monday, either Phillips or Williams will be back at Southampton in Fabinho’s side, where another seldom seen player, Thiago Alcantara, could only get his second start of the season. At Newcastle, the international Spain, signed in September from Bayern Munich, He only had two training sessions with the team and he was the ‘wild card’ in one of them,” he added. After more than two months out with a knee injury (Peter Powell/PA), Thiago Alcantara made his comeback. “I’m not sure whether you can count it, but the game (at Newcastle) was the chance to do it and it was about making something, which is his best talent,” he said. “We’ll see it,” he said. “We’ll see it (if he starts). He has a shot. “Honestly, the guys who have done the job so far have done exceptionally well, so it’s not like we can’t survive if he doesn’t start in the next game, but it’s very good that he’s fit now and obviously eligible. I like that very much.”