Former Liverpool defender believes they are able to defend their title but they need to sign a replacement for Van Dijk.
have started their 2020-21 Premier League campaign in a good form as they have managed to win five and lose only one of their eight games this season. The Reds are only one point behindLeicester City
in the table and are now in second place. However, Klopp’s team has faced a crisis in their squad by losingVirgil Van Dijk
due to injuries. The team’s only options to play as centre-backs are Joel Matip and Nathaniel Phillips but Fabinho is likely to play there too when he comes back from his hamstring injury. The Reds legend Jamie Carragher believes that Liverpool are favorites to defend their title but they need to sign a defender to get higher squad depth in their centre-back position.
“I think if Liverpool buy a centre-back, and a good one, in January, I think they'll take some stopping, I really do,” Carragher told Punching
“Defensively, they have injury problems in that position (centre-back), and if they rectify that in January, I think Liverpool would be my favourites.
“But right now I think it's 50/50 between them and Man City because of Liverpool's injuries and the setback of Van Dijk.”