Liverpool boss Klopp to ask for defensive cover after disastrous January window… despite loaning out right-back Clyne

Liverpool boss Klopp to ask for defensive cover after disastrous January window… despite loaning out right-back Clyne

February 7, 2019

The Liverpool boss was understood to be keen on cover during the transfer window – but ended up with no signings.

And after Nathaniel Clyne was loaned out Klopp was left counting the cost with Joe Gomez, Dejan Lovren and Trent Alexander-Arnold crocked.

Klopp will look to strengthen his back-up behind first-choice centre-backs Virgil van Dijk and Gomez when the Premier League title challenge concludes in May.

Before the window opened Klopp said he would “keep the door open” for new arrivals.

Sporting director Michael Edwards is the transfer guru on Merseyside but players are only recruited if Klopp wants him – and owners Fenway Sports Group.



Edwards also monitors the market for player coming available but the club did not make a January signing, unlike a year ago when Van Dijk arrived and made an instant impact.

They also agreed to loan Clyne to Bournemouth, just before Alexander-Arnold was injured which left Klopp needing to juggle at right-back.

The German’s big job now is to boost morale after draws against Leicester and West Ham have given Manchester City momentum in the title race.

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