Klopp Plays Down Transfer Talk

Klopp Plays Down Transfer Talk

Jurgen Klopp is unlikely to make a move during the January window after insisting Liverpool’s defensive problems are not a crisis.

Right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold and Joel Matip this week joined Joe Gomez on the injury list with respective foot and broken collarbone issues.

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The time they will be out will vary but the former two are likely to be sidelined for about five weeks, taking Klopp to the middle of next month.

Midfielder James Milner played at right-back recently and Nathaniel Clyne has returned to the fitness, although just 90 minutes of action in one EFL Cup game this season and six appearances in the last season and a half means he will have to be managed carefully.

Klopp admits he may have to get creative but that is unlikely to involve spending in January.
He said: “Our situation is like this: if you would have asked me two weeks before if we were doing anything in the transfer window I would have said probably not.

“Now we have two centre-halves left. Will we do something? Not really likely because they are not out for (long).”

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