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Joe Cole: I’m surprised Liverpool didn’t spend big money in January

Sat 06 February 2021 | 12:59

Former Liverpool midfielder has spoken about the Reds' title chances and their injury crisis.

Liverpool

have not been in a good form in recent weeks and

Jurgen Klopp

has been criticized for his team’s lack of creativity and firepower. Some of the team’s key players are injured in various positions but the Reds’ defense has proved to be their main area of concern. The English club signed

Ozan Kabak

and

Ben Davies

in the January transfer window to solve their defensive issues but

Joe Cole

says he’s surprised by the club’s underwhelming efforts.

“I don’t necessarily feel for Jurgen Klopp because he’s had it his own way for the last two years but he has had it tough with injuries this year,”

Cole told

 talkSPORT.

“I can’t see how they can do it [retain their title]. I love Jordan Henderson, I think he’s done a great job but when you drop a player in that specific role to play centre-half, it’s tough.

“We had a similar spell at Chelsea with injuries to Ricardo Carvalho, William Gallas and John Terry and we ended up playing with Michael Essien and Paulo Ferreira, who were fantastic players in their own right but having to shuffle your own centre-halves is a recipe for disaster.

“I think it’s a miracle that they’re in touching distance, missing [Joe] Gomez, [Virgil] van Dijk and [Joel] Matip for so long so I can’t see Liverpool getting a result at the weekend.

“I’m surprised they didn’t go and spend some big money just to keep that momentum going in January.”


source: SportMob