Jürgen Klopp has reassessed his transfer plans and is prepared to go back into the market to solve the problems with Liverpool’s defence.
Liverpool’s manager had indicated when his team were in Los Angeles that, after signing seven players, his business for the window was done, a decision that had been triggered by the club’s failure to complete a deal for Leicester City left-back Ben Chilwell.
Klopp is prepared to use James Milner as emergency left-back cover but after seeing Alberto Moreno – his first choice for that position – hobble off with a dead leg against Roma in St Louis, the German confirmed he will go into the market if the right target becomes available.
Liverpool have injuries to Mamadou Sakho, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip – all of whom are central defenders – while Lucas Leiva, who can provide cover in that department, is recovering from a hamstring problem.
Recruiting a new left-back was a target for this window – Liverpool continue to be linked with Cologne’s £20million-rated Jonas Hector – and Klopp said: "Is the activity all over? I have no idea. I don’t think so. We will see what happens.
"What you saw (in St Louis against Roma) was an example of how you can’t defend; leaving spaces so big you could have cut grass in between.
"Their strikers did okay but we were too wide, too deep and too far from each other so each pass they played was a chance.
"Gomez, Sakho and Lucas are all injured so of course we haven’t got enough centre backs at the moment. There have been too many games with not enough centre backs."
Source: Daily Mail
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