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“If the money is not there, Liverpool can’t recruit” - Owen

Mon 25 January 2021 | 13:24

The former Liverpool striker understands the reason behind Jurgen Klopp’s desire to recruit another defender to his squad, but it may not happen in this month’s transfer window.

Michael Owen

stated that Fenway Sports Group,

Liverpool

owners, will proceed with “running the club properly, with the Reds’ boss

Jurgen Klopp

dealing with transfer frustration this month.

It was expected of the current

Premier League

champions to spend more money this month so far. The obstacle, which Liverpool have been struggling with, is injury, as their crucial players are out of action.

Klopp’s side have been hit really hard in defense, since Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez are on a long-lasting rest. With them being out of action, Klopp was expected to strengthen his side since many centre-half options have been linked.

Owen believes lack of fund in the pandemic is the problem and went on to comment on Klopp’s decision about putting Rhys Williams in his starting line-up in the 3-2 FA Cup loss to

Manchester United

: “

He decided against it in the game at Anfield, he obviously played with his midfield pairing at the back [Jordan Henderson and Fabinho].

“He’s gone with the youngster Williams this time. I think he made it abundantly clear in his interviews this week that he would like a centre-half.

“But the people that hold the purse strings, it’s their decision and you’ve got to run the club properly.

“If the money is not there, the money is not there.

“Hopefully, fingers crossed for Liverpool, a few of the injuries are going to start coming back in the coming months.”

The Reds’ manager has been very careful about his additions and he has revealed that the club is discussing possible recruitments. However, they must make decisions more quickly as the transfer window is closing.


source: SportMob