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Revealed: Liverpool’s winter transfer priority to help stop results slump

The Reds are in a tricky patch

Liverpool are targetting additions in January as they look to reverse their slump, but Jurgen Klopp has no intentions of walking away despite the poor results, according to reports.

The Reds have already lost more times this season than they did for all of the last campaign, and their 2-1 defeat against Leeds United ended their impressive run of results at Anfield, where they had previously not lost for 30 games.

It has sparked speculation that Klopp may walk, but that has since been debunked. Instead, he is expected to be backed in the January transfer window, with Liverpool already targeting a central midfielder.

Injuries to Naby Keita and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain along with issues to Jordan Henderson and Thiago has left the Reds reliant on the likes of Harvey Elliot and Fabinho.

Handing veteran James Milner a new contract at the beginning of the summer, they were hopeful that they could make it through another season before needing to reinforce their midfield, but that was proved wrong with a poor start to the season, and Klopp admitted that he was wrong a week before the transfer window shut, moving to take Arthur Melo on loan with an option to buy.

However, the Brazilian has managed just 13 minutes for his new club, and is now sidelined for several months with a muscle injury, leaving the Reds well short in the centre of the park.

With a World Cup set to hand last season’s Premier League runners-up a much-needed break, they will be hoping that they don’t fall too much further behind fourth-placed Newcastle between now and any transfer business being conducted.

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Ben Browning

Football writer and analyst. Long-time writer of all things Arsenal and avid watcher of European football. Happy to discuss all things football over on Twitter.

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