Liverpool ‘unlikely’ to sign new centre-back in January


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Liverpool are unlikely to add any further additions to their squad during the January transfer window, according to The Athletic.

Long-term injuries to Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez have left the Premier League champions short of options at centre-half with midfielders Jordan Henderson and Fabinho starting there in the 1-0 defeat to Southampton on Monday.

However, sources at the club have reportedly told The Athletic that there will be no business done in the current transfer window.

Klopp and sporting director Michael Edwards are intent on sticking to their long-term recruitment plan and will not rip up any plans to fulfil any short term requirements.

The report did state that Liverpool made contact with Schalke over their 20-year-old defender Ozan Kabak in November but decided not to pursue a move.

There are admirers of Ben White at Anfield but a move for Lille’s Sven Botman has been dismissed by a source at the club, with the Dutch centre-back said to be never under consideration at any point by Klopp.

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