Since Liverpool faced struggles this season due to van Dijk and Joe Gomez’s long-term injuries, Liverpool’s legend believes the Reds need to act fast if they want to save their season.
, has managed to find considerable value in recent deals, such as
Mohamed Salah, Alisson, Virgil van Dijk,
, and although finding value in the January transfer window will never be easy,
believes the Reds need to sign a defender as soon as January 3.
striker told Liverpool Echo:
“The manager has got to pull a rabbit out of a hat. He’s got to get the backing from the owners – we’ve got to get a centre-half, an experienced one. We’ve only got Fabinho now who can play there – and he’s a midfield player – and two young kids.
“As well as the kids have done and Fabinho has been magnificent, we won’t win the Premier League if we’re depending on the youngsters, we’ll get caught out too many times.
“The sooner the better for me. The first, second or third of January, we have to get a centre-half.
“We’ve also got the return of Champions League football in a few weeks and Matip could still be out.
“We sold Dejan Lovren and never brought a replacement in but you can’t just bring someone in for the sake of it.
“You have to find someone who fits the bill across the board and can play the Liverpool way and the Jurgen Klopp way. There’s got to be someone out there.
“Teams might hold you to ransom and it’s not a great market in January but Michael Edwards and his recruitment team have been fantastic over the years and they’ve got to come up with another piece of magic now.”
Despite several injuries,
has managed to reach the top of the table this season. However, the general consensus is that the Reds need to sign an experienced defender this winter.