Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has claimed that he will not be signing a centre-back during this January transfer window.
The Merseyside club, are currently the Premier League leaders, are without Joe Gomez and Joel Matip due to injury.
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This will leave Klopp side a bit thin in defence as they look to secure their first Premier League title in the history.
Meanwhile, the German boss has insisted that he is prepared to be patient and will not be busy during the January transfer market.
“We will see what we do, but we cannot, we will not sign a centre-half for one game or whatever, that will not happen,” Klopp said.
“Joe and Joel look good – obviously not good enough for Monday, not good enough I would say for the game after that, for Brighton, [but] hopefully then they are at least in full team training.”
“I think for Joel it would be possible, for Joe at least there’s a little hope that it can be the same, so we will see. Joe had a good day, a very good day [on Friday], so that’s good.”
Klopp has also revealed the reason why midfielder Naby Keita has not been playing for Liverpool in recent matches.
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“He is a fantastic player and I’m really happy to have him here,” he said.
“It’s so good and I am really looking forward to our common future because see if you see it every day, wow, there is so much to come and so much influence he can have on each game, so that’s all good.”
“There was no reason [for him not playing recently], just because other boys were in good shape as well.”
“It was a bit about positioning, a bit about the system and all that stuff. That’s how football decisions are.”
“There is really, really no doubt about the boy, he is an outstanding player.”
Liverpool return to action tonight as they travel to Wolves in their FA Cup clash.