Liverpool journalist Paul Gorst has been sharing his thoughts on the current January transfer window and the business that the Merseyside club should be looking to do in it.
This comes after Gorst recently made an appearance on the Liverpool Echo’s Blood Red Podcast where he spoke about a number of topics concerning Jurgen Klopp’s side.
On the subject of the January window, Gorst had this to say on the matter.
He said: “For me, with Joe Gomez out, with Virgil van Dijk out, with Joel Matip in and out of the team with fitness issues, Liverpool absolutely need, 100%, a centre-back this month but the noises that you hear and the people that you’re speaking to indicate that that might not be the case and Liverpool are keeping their powder dry for a later date.
“So, if that does be the case, hopefully, Matip can get back sooner rather than later and Van Dijk and Gomez can carry on with their comebacks, but for me, there’s no question that Liverpool need a centre-back, but we know that what some people might want and what the club feel is right are often miles apart.”
So far this season, the Reds have played 17 games in the Premier League, winning nine, drawing six and losing two, placing at them at the top of the table with 33 points.
As Gorst mentioned in the podcast, Liverpool currently have Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez out with long-term injuries after the pair both picked up serious knee injuries earlier in the season.
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TIF Thoughts on Paul Gorst’s comments on the January transfer window…
With Liverpool having two centre-backs out of action for the foreseeable future and with the club playing their midfield duo of Jordan Henderson and Fabinho at the back during their recent 1-0 defeat against Southampton, this suggests that signing a new centre-back in January would be a very necessary move for the Reds.