The former Liverpool defender believes the Reds need to make some purchases if they want to remain in the title race.
pandemic and the positive tests of the players in thePremier League
, along with the numerous injuries caused by the tight schedule and the injuries of the players who joined their national teams, are among the factors that have left the Premier League with an army of injured players.
But no team has suffered as much asLiverpool
. Liverpool will faceLeicester
in the Premier League today after the recent international break, with
surprisingly not having 10 of his first-team players.
The first injured player in Liverpool wasVirgil Van Dijk
. In the Merseyside derby againstEverton
, he suffered a serious injury with a rough tackle fromJordan Pickford
and tore a cruciate ligament so that he may not be able to play for Liverpool until the end of the season. Interestingly, his successor in the center of defense,Joe Gomez
was also injured so that Liverpool face a big problem in their defense.
also can’t play for the Reds due to some injuries.
However, former Liverpool star
believes that Liverpool can still maintain their chances of winning the title by purchasing one or two good defenders:
"This Liverpool team is about the here and now. Jurgen has built it over four or five years and is ready to win a lot of trophies over the next three or four,"
"The situation with Van Dijk and Joe Gomez is a massive blow. If those two were fit, I'd be very confident of Liverpool winning the league again. It makes it more of an even contest with everyone involved now.
"I think Man City will fancy their chances on the back of those injuries. And Guardiola signing his contract will be a boost. But if Liverpool could sign a good centre half in January, I think they'd still be the team to beat."