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Liverpool owners have new stance on January winter window

Timothy Aiyeku

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Virgil van Dijk

Liverpool will be without Joe Gomez and Virgil Van Dijk for a long time which makes Jurgen Klopp’s team short of central defenders for the season’s challenge.

Virgil Van Dijk has been ruled out of the season after sustaining a knee injury in the Merseyside derby against Everton while Joe Gomez sustained an injury during the International break with the England national team.

It is widely believed that the former Borussia Dortmund manager will move into the January winter transfer window to bring in covers that will help him defend the league title.

The Reds team have been linked with several names ahead of the summer transfer window, including David Alaba, Dayot Upamecano and Kalidou Koulibaly as all the players linked are tipped to have the quality to play at a big club like Liverpool.

But The Athletic reports that Reds owners are now thinking differently and might have concluded not to enter the mid-season transfer window to sign a centre-back. The report added that Liverpool owners have only asked the club’s recruitment team to focus their searching next summer transfer window.

However, reports claim that Jurgen Klopp has no issue with the latest stand of the club owners on not signing a central defender in the January window and has agreed with the decision.

The former Borussia Dortmund boss will now rely on Matip and Fabinho as their centre-back pairing moving forward while the likes of Rhys Williams, Billy Koumetio, and Nat Phillips will be given chances to prove them.

So far, Jurgen Klopp has had it very good with his squad as they have not lost any game since the injury of the former Southampton central defender as they hope it continues even after the International break.

This report gives a major boost to other clubs who were showing interest in the signature of Liverpool’s three major targets, David Alaba, Dayot Upamecano, and Kalidou Koulibaly.

Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.