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Liverpool are not planning to sign defenders despite injury crisis

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Liverpool will not be signing reinforcements in January.

Liverpool reportedly have no intention of signing a new centre back during the next transfer window despite the club’s depleted options in defence. The Premier League Champions currently have only one senior centre back available for selection.

Virgil Van Dijk has already been ruled out of the whole season due to an ACL injury he suffered against Everton. To make the matters worse for coach Jurgen Klopp, Joe Gomez too is now out for a long period of time after he suffered a training injury during the international break.

The absence of the duo means, Liverpool right now have only Joel Matip as a fit centre back option. This however isn’t encouraging because Matip himself has had his fair share of injury problems having started just 10 games in last two seasons. Fabinho had briefly stepped up to replace Van Dijk but even he is out with a hamstring injury, forcing Klopp to give opportunities to academy kids Rhys Williams and Nat Phillips.

Despite the ongoing injury crisis which has seen the likes of Trent Alexander Arnold, Andrew Robertson and club captain Jordan Henderson join the ever-growing list, the reds currently have no intentions to enter the market for defensive reinforcements reports David Ornstein from The Athletic.

The report further states that the work is currently being done to bring in players for the summer and the club won’t be making any panic buys and it is said to be joint decision between both Klopp and the hierarchy.

However, if an opportunity does arrive, the Premier League champions will be looking to go ahead and get the deal as history has suggested, Liverpool are very flexible in the transfer market. The Reds have already been linked with a host of players which include the likes of Ajax’s Perr Schuurs , RB Leipzig’s Dayot Upamecano , Bayern Munich’s David Alaba and Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibaly. While their interest still prevails, the transfers will most likely happen at the end of the season and not during the January market.

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