Although Liverpool is still delivering one of the best performances in the Premier League, the team is currently suffering a severe injury-related issue. Three of their main center-backs, Virgil van Dijk, Joel Matip, and Joe Gomez, are now suffering injury problems. Van Dijk and Gomez are having knee-related issues while Matip is currently recovering from a serious injury in the Adductor muscle.
Liverpool manager, on the other hand, had to try some new faces in the team. 19-year-old Rhys Williams recently made his debut for the Reds against their Premier League rival Tottenham Hotspur. And Nathaniel Phillips already made three appearances in the English league. Besides, Brazilian midfielder Fabinho also now is trying to fill up the gap in the center-half.
Jurgen Klopp is still not sure that Liverpool will sign any center-back for the current season
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The football world is expecting a possible transfer in Liverpool to fill up the void in the center line. But the Liverpool manager had a different plan it seems. While talking about the transfer chance, he said, “We have solutions in the squad obviously but we struggled still with injuries. For most of the time with center-half position, it can happen like this – when it starts, it does not stop.”
The Liverpool manager said, “We have solutions with the squad but if we can do something in the window, I don’t know. It is like that.” He then further added, “It is a very difficult transfer window, as you can imagine. Not all of the clubs have real money. Just doing something makes no sense. Doing the right thing makes sense. So far, we have really liked what we have done.”
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Jurgen Klopp said, “Yes, for sure. Last season was very tough for us as well. It was not as though we thought, ‘Oh my god this is easy’. It was really tough and this year is tough again.” He then also added, “I am not surprised it is that close. We have our situation and all the other clubs have their situation. Our season is so far so good. Not more, not less.”
The reigning champion manager said, “We try to be ready for each game. Now Southampton will ask for different things. Then Aston Villa [in the FA Cup], then Man Utd.” He then added, “This season is a tough one for the supporters. If you are a neutral, you will love it, I am pretty sure because it will go to the wire probably, but it is tough for all of us – which is the reason why it is so close!”