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Aldridge urges Klopp to deal with their centre-half crisis

Tue 15 December 2020 | 12:21

The former Reds player hopes the team will bring another defender on the new year to take some pressure off Fabinho’s shoulders.

According to John Aldridge, following the injury of

Joel Matip

,

Liverpool

manager, Jurgen Klopp, should be aiming for a new defender to make up for the loss of his main players. The ex-Reds striker believes bringing a new player to the squad would take the pressure off the players, who were forced to change position due the team’s injury crisis.

“Joel Matip going off injured at Fulham just proved again that we have to buy once the transfer window opens because, as well as the young kids have done, you can't be having a situation like we have at the moment where the only fit centre half is actually a midfield player.”

“Fabinho has done brilliantly, there's no doubt about that, but there are times when we do need him in midfield.”

“He's fantastic in there as a holding player and you could say Fulham was one of those games when we missed him in there.”

“There's less pressure on the back four when you've got someone of his calibre protecting in front of them and I think there's definitely games when we've missed him in the middle of the park.”

“So it makes sense, if the club can find the right deal, to get another senior defender in because it will take the pressure off in both areas of the field and give us a better chance to get the business end of this unique season still in the hunt for honours.”

Though Liverpool’s coaching staff were hoping to keep their centre-half untouched, the recent injury of Matip may force them to a change of plans.


source: SportMob

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