Former Premier League goalkeeper Paul Robinson has criticised Liverpool for not going out and signing a centre-back this month.
Robinson not impressed
This comes after The Athletic’s David Ornstein revealed that the Reds will be having a quiet month as far as transfers are concerned.
With Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez serving long spells on the sidelines and Joel Matip in and out of the side due to his personal fitness issues, Liverpool have no established centre-backs to choose from with their title defence wobbling.
Speaking with Football Insider, Robinson was not impressed with the club’s stance, particularly after they were linked with former Arsenal defender Sokratis before he completed his move to Olympiakos.
“I cannot understand for the life of me why they have not signed a centre-half,” he said.
“I’ve heard that they made contact with Sokratis and they need something to stop the gap.
“It is like a leak and they need something to stop the leak. Klopp just does not have the players to do that right now.
“I cannot understand why they did not sign a centre-half on 1 January. I thought they would have had one lined up.
“I understand not signing for the sake of signing but we are at the stage now where they are in desperate need of a centre-half hence the reason they were linked with Sokratis.”
Transfer Tavern Verdict
It is tough to disagree with what Robinson is saying if you are a Liverpool supporter. The issues in the squad are evident, yet the Merseysiders continue to sit on their hands.
However, it can be argued that they spent a significant amount of their transfer budget on bringing the likes of Thiago Alcantara and Diogo Jota to the club last summer. With no fans allowed back in the stadium, they continue to lose money as each week passes.
In reality, Liverpool are not the only team going through this and Klopp will have to make the best from a bad situation.
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