Despite Van Dijk being out for probably the remained of the season, former Liverpool player believes the club should not buy a replacement.
After a horrible injury againstEverton
is expected to miss the remainder of the season.Liverpool
fans got worried about the situation and many of the experts predicted that Jurgen Klopp will try to sign a central defender during the winter transfer window.
However, McAteer, former
midfielder believes that the club does not need to buy a new defender. He believes that it is not the right decision to buy a world-class defender like Alaba in this inflated market.
“Jurgen remained calm and knew that if they brought in a world-class defender, the like of
, you are going to have to pay a lot of money, certainly in this inflated market.
“When everyone is fit, if you have got four top centre-halves -
Alaba, [Joe] Gomez, Van Dijk
as cover - when Klopp picks his team, he can only pick two from five, one goes on the bench that’s three, he’s got two that he has to leave out.
don’t want to be paying a lot of money on wages to keep unhappy players that can’t make the squad, it has to be the right balance.
have enough players of real quality that can slot into the defence, even with Virgil van Dijk out, so they don’t currently need another top centre-back to come in.”