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Klopp admits Liverpool might have to spend ‘big money’ on a defender

Sat 30 January 2021 | 9:42

With the Reds struggling with Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez’s long-term injuries, the German coach has admitted the club is eying the January transfer market to solve their defensive headache.

"I don't know, but we will try,"

The German said earlier this week.

"We always try. It would be funny if you thought Liverpool were fine with the situation, that we don't care or don't try.

"We try, but as you know, there's nothing to say until something happens. We will see.

"The situation yesterday didn't make it easier but still we are trying to do the right things. If it's possible then we will do it. If not, then not."

While

Fabinho

missed the Reds’

Tottenham

clash,

Jurgen

Klopp

faced another blow during his side’s 3-1 victory this Thursday as he was forced to substitute

Joel

Matip

at half-time as the Cameroonian picked an ankle injury during the game.

With

RB

Leipzig’s

duo,

Dayot

Upamecano

and

Ibrahima

Konate,

being linked with a move to

Liverpool

, the German coach is aware that securing a top-class option is a tough task in the January transfer window.

“You know the situation with centre-halves out there,"

Klopp said quoted by the Mirror

. "You know the clubs where the centre-halves are playing, because everyone is talking about them. Tell me if one of these clubs needs the money and needs to sell a player?

“And if they need money then they want crazy money. I am not sure there is an £80 million centre-back available at the moment and a club thinks 'We can get £80m for him so we will sell him'.

"The teams would not sell this calibre of player now.”


source: SportMob