Liverpool are unlikely to sign a central defender in January as cowl amid an harm disaster on the Premier League membership, with the COVID-19 pandemic additionally not making it a financially viable possibility, supervisor Jurgen Klopp mentioned on Thursday.
Liverpool’s three principal centre backs Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip are all sidelined with accidents and Klopp was pressured to play midfielders Fabinho and Jordan Henderson in defence in Monday’s 1-Zero loss at Southampton.
However, the German coach mentioned a short-term answer wouldn’t assist and he would look throughout the squad for choices.
“I can’t say definitely that we won’t bring someone in, just not likely because of the situation in the world,” Klopp instructed reporters forward of Friday’s FA Cup third spherical tie at Aston Villa.
“It’s a tricky for one for all folks and soccer golf equipment. Some golf equipment don’t have monetary issues however this membership will at all times be very accountable with the issues we do.
“If the world was in a normal place and then three senior centre backs got injured, is that a situation when you would do something? Yes, usually. But it’s not… Not the best moment for the whole planet so why would it be for a football club?”
League leaders Liverpool have dropped seven factors in their final three video games with second-placed Manchester United stage on factors with a sport in hand.
Liverpool welcome United to Anfield on Jan. 17 however Klopp mentioned he won’t look to rotate an excessive amount of towards Villa.
“It’s important, the FA Cup,” he mentioned. “We didn’t go far to date. Not blessed with sensational attracts, now Villa is hard too.
“We need to find a balance of a team we haven’t changed too much, we need some fresh legs. The opponent is too strong for us (to make many changes). We have eight days between this and Manchester United.”
Klopp mentioned midfielder Naby Keita wouldn’t be match in time to face Villa whereas ahead Diogo Jota remains to be carrying a knee brace and is “weeks away” from returning to coaching.