Liverpool coach, German Jurgen Klopp, has admitted that his club may not sign a new center-back during the current winter transfer period.
Liverpool suffered a violent jolt at the beginning of the season with the injury of a number of its defense stars, led by the Dutch international Virgil van Dyck, who was injured in the cruciate ligament, after which he underwent a surgical operation and was absent from the team’s matches for most of the current season.
And it did not stop at this point. Liverpool, last season’s Premier League champion, received another painful blow, with Cameroonian defender Joel Matip injured, to miss the Reds’s matches for weeks, and this also applies to his team-mate. , England international Joe Gomez.
However, Klopp confirmed he was not sure whether Liverpool would strengthen the team’s defensive side during the current winter transfer market.
The German coach said in a press statement on the eve of his team’s match against Southampton, scheduled for Monday evening for the 17th week of the English Premier League: “We have solutions in the team, but we still suffer from injuries, and most of the time with the center of defense, but things usually get worse when times start. Difficult. “
Klopp said: “We have solutions in the team, but if we can do something in the Mercato winter, that is good, and yet I do not know how things will go.”
He added, “It seems that it will be a very difficult winter Mercato, as you can see. Not all clubs have sufficient funds, which is the most important thing in the transfer market.”
“Doing the right things is very important, and so far we really like what we do,” he said.
Despite the curse of injuries that Liverpool have suffered this season, the red team still maintains all its chances to compete for the Premier League title, as it shares the top of the standings with its rivals Manchester United, with 33 points each.