Liverpool are planning to sign a new defensive midfielder in the January transfer window to ease the pressure on Jurgen Klopp's injury-hit squad, according to reports.

Klopp faces several problems in defence with Trent Alexander-Arnold, Joe Gomez and Dejan Lovren all sidelined.

The absences of Alexander-Arnold and Gomez means that Klopp is currently without a recognised right-back.

Fabinho and James Milner are capable of deputising in that position but both players have been a crucial part of Liverpool’s midfield this season.

Klopp has already admitted that he is open to welcoming a new signing in the January transfer window.

And according to the Daily Record, Liverpool are now planning to sign a ‘readily available’ defensive midfielder who is also capable of deputising in defence.

The report also claims that Liverpool are open to signing a player on loan and are looking to sign a ‘cheap and reliable’ solution to Klopp’s current predicament.

The Liverpool manager has also blocked Rafael Camacho’s loan move back to Sporting Lisbon on loan.

Camacho, 18, was handed his senior debut by Klopp in the FA Cup defeat to Wolves last week.

Source: Metro

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