Jurgen Klopp says Liverpool unlikely to sign centre-back in January

Jurgen Klopp has, on Thursday, spoken out over the possibility of Liverpool signing a centre-back in January.

Jurgen Klopp

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Liverpool are back in cup action on Friday evening.

The Reds are set to face off with Aston Villa at Villa Park in an FA Cup 3rd round tie.

Jurgen Klopp’s side head into the clash on the back of a rather disappointing run of form.

The Reds are winless in their last three league outings, after being held to draws by West Brom and Newcastle and, most recently, losing 1-0 vs Southampton.

When it comes to Aston Villa, on the other hand, whilst they did fall to defeat last time out, were unbeaten in their prior four Premier League games.

As such, given the fact that Klopp has generally opted against fielding full-strength line-ups in domestic cup competition, Dean Smith and co. likely fancy their chances on Friday.

Klopp on centre-back transfer

Ahead of his side’s meeting with Villa, Jurgen Klopp held his latest press conference on Thursday.

During the presser, Klopp discussed a number of topics, including the possibility of his side signing a defender in January.

This comes with both Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez currently sidelined for lengthy periods.

However, Klopp didn’t exactly boost the hopes of Liverpool’s fans with his comments, explaining:

“I can’t say definitely that we won’t sign one but it’s just not likely.”

“This club will always be very responsible with the things we do. If the world was in a normal place and then 3 senior CBs got injured, is that a situation when you would do something? Yes, usually. But it’s not.”

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This article was edited by Conor Laird.

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