Liverpool may now be ‘forced’ to invest in the January transfer window after their defensive crisis was cranked up another notch on Tuesday night in the Champions League.
The Reds are facing a prospective disaster as Jurgen Klopp now has just one senior central defender fit after Fabinho was forced off in the 2-0 win over FC Midtjylland.
The Brazilian hobbled off the pitch in the first-half at Anfield, after he pulled up with what early reports claim is a hamstring injury.
Fabinho has been applauded for his performances as the midfielder has actually filled out at centre-back for Virgil van Dijk, who has actually been ruled out for the season with a severe knee injury.
Joel Matip who is likewise presently on the sidelines, although the German may go back to the group quickly.
This most current blow to Fabinho implies, however, that for the time being Joe Gomez is the club’s only in shape skilled central protector, with 19- year-old Rhys Williams beginning in the Brazilian’s location versus Midtjylland.
The substantial blow in losing Van Dijk has actually resulted in stockpiles of supporters and a Liverpool legend advising the club to dip into the transfer market when it reopens in January.
Jamie Carragher has even told the Reds who to sign, stating they must apologize for not changing Dejan Lovren in the summertime by splashing out on RB Leipzig’s Dayot Upamecano
And talkSPORT host Jason Cundy thinks the Premier League champions may well need to invest to keep their title defence hopes alive.
Speaking after Tuesday night’s clash, the former Chelsea protector stated on The Sports Bar: “It’s worrying times for Liverpool.
” Fabinho has can be found in and has done an excellent job. At times at the weekend he looked quite like a midfielder at centre-half– which he is– but mainly he’s can be found in and Liverpool have looked pretty good.
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” So losing him, this is a huge miss out on. There’s an absence of experience there now, what Van Dijk has offered them in the quality plus experience, Fabinho has got that.
” But they’ve now got a 19- year-old therein, and that modifications things considerably. Gomez, I’m a huge fan of his, however you do feel he requires someone with a bit more experience along with him.
” So there’s some work for Jurgen Klopp to do, and I simply question whether the transfer window, it’s only eight weeks away now, and I wonder whether they may be pushed into doing something in the market.”