Liverpool have found themselves back to square one again as The Athletic’s David Ornstein unveils Jurgen Klopp’s intentions for next month.
Ornstein reveals current Liverpool stance
The Reds were held to a 1-1 draw at home to West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League on Sunday, unable to capitalise from Sadio Mane’s first-half opener.
Defender Joel Matip, once again, left the field injured in what seems to be a familiar occurrence for the Kop faithful. The Reds find themselves without an established centre-back to select from.
Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez have already been ruled out for a significant amount of time due to serious knee injuries, with Fabinho having to drop in at centre half.
Before the match took place, Ornstein provided an update on what Liverpool’s plans are, as they get ready for the back end of their title charge with limited defensive personnel.
“As things stand Liverpool not expected to recruit in Jan – current transfer work focused on summer. Origi + Shaqiri exits possible but end of season may be more realistic. Wijnaldum future still unclear – talks over new deal not ongoing.”
Transfer Tavern Verdict
This is hugely concerning for the supporters. The Reds could be significantly hampered right up until May if they opt to rest on their laurels.
With Liverpool looking to retain their Premier League crown, this would be an immense amount of pressure on the likes of Rhys Williams and Nathaniel Phillips to perform at the highest level, despite having both only recently making their Premier League debuts.
That being said, things can change from now until the end of next month. Time will tell what Klopp decides to do.
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