Date: 13th January 2021 at 5:50pm
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Liverpool journalist Joe Rimmer has been discussing the club’s transfer plans for the current January transfer window as well as their actions during the previous summer window in terms of signing a defender. 

This comes after Rimmer recently made an appearance on the Liverpool Echo’s Blood Red Podcast where he spoke about a number of topics concerning the Merseyside club.

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On the subject of transfers, Rimmer had this to say on the matter.

He said: “[It] doesn’t look like they’re going to buy anyone in January. We’re not privy to the details of why, but I don’t know whether they’ll end up living to regret that a little bit. I think they’ll more live to regret not buying someone last summer because I think it was a huge gamble to go into the season without extra strength there in defence having let Dejan Lovren go. I think that, to me, was the bigger mistake last summer.”

So far this season in the Premier League, Liverpool have played 17 games, winning nine, drawing six and losing two, scoring 37 goals and conceding 21 in the process (per BBC Sport).

TIF Thoughts on Joe Rimmer’s comments on Liverpool’s transfers… 

As Rimmer mentioned in the podcast, Liverpool sold Dejan Lovren in the previous summer transfer window but did not sign another centre-back to replace him.

Now that the Reds have lost Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez to long-term injuries this season, it would make sense for them to sign at least one centre-back this month to fill in for the injured duo.

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However, with Jurgen Klopp revealing that it is ‘not likely’ that Liverpool will sign a centre-back this month, this, in our view, feels like a big concern for the club, despite them being in a fairly decent position in the league table at this moment in time.