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Pundit would be ‘surprised’ if Liverpool didn’t make signing this month
Danny Murphy says he would be “surprised” if Liverpool did not make a move for a defender in the January transfer market.
Murphy thinks it’s imperative that Jurgen Klopp adds to his options and strengthens a defence that “is not right”.
Injuries to Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip have left them threadbare at centre-back.
Jordan Henderson, who is now injured, has been forced to partner Fabinho such have Jurgen Klopp’s options been limited.
Rhys Williams and Nat Phillips have also been asked to fill in on the big stage and Murphy believes the squad needs a “boost”.
The champions have won just once in seven matches and that was against a young Aston Villa side in the FA Cup.
Klopp has continued to play down their predicament, but Murphy is convinced they need to address the situation before the window closes at 11pm on February 1.
Murphy told talkSPORT: The small area of concern is the lack of transfer activity when theyre so desperately in need.
I dont think you should go out and buy for the sake of it. If you cant get the ones you want in then you dont do it.
Defensively theyre not right, are they? Thats for sure. I know theyre not scoring, but you could see [against Man Utd in the FA Cup] defensively theyre not right when [Joel] Matip isnt there.
So I hope for everybodys sake they do something in the last few days of the window, give everyone a boost and then a decent result at Tottenham [on Thursday] can get them back on track.
Its a difficult time for them. Its a weird season. Theres one thing for sure, Jurgen Klopps got plenty in the bank. I dont mean money, I mean credit.
The German coach has explained that the Covid-19 pandemic has hit the club financially. And there has been no suggestion from owners FSG that they are ready to back Klopp this month.
Asked if he expects a new defender to arrive before Monday’s deadline, Murphy said: “I would really hope so. Id be really surprised if nothing happened.
“I still think he (Klopp) will be confident enough of getting top four with the attacking prowess theyve got because those players are top class.
Just because theyre having a little dip, that [quality] will come back. Im not worried about goalscoring. Hell believe theyll get top four, but thats not good enough now.
Liverpool are way above that in terms of where they want to be and expectations and what the fans desire.
If they dont sign a defender, how fit can Matip stay with all the games? Theyll need [Jordan] Henderson and Matip fit, if they get those two fit theyll be alright.
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