Liverpool unlikely to sign defender due to pandemic impact, says Jürgen Klopp

  • ‘It is not a time for massive investment,’ says manager
  • Klopp says Covid’s impact on finances must be acknowledged

Jürgen Klopp has said Liverpool are unlikely to sign the central defender they want in January because of the effect of the Covid-19 pandemic on the club’s finances.

The Liverpool manager admits his squad needs reinforcing in central defence having lost all three senior centre-halves – Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Joël Matip – to injury, which has led to the midfielder Fabinho playing out of position for most of the season. But Klopp said an addition “is just not likely” with no financial recovery from lockdown in sight.

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