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Jurgen Klopp insists any Liverpool signings “have to be the right players” after setbacks for Fabinho and Joel Matip deepened his defensive injury crisis.
Fabinho was ruled out ahead of Thursday’s 3-1 win against Tottenham with a minor muscle injury, although Jordan Henderson did return to action and took up Fabinho’s spot in central defence.
However, his partner at the back, Matip, was replaced at half-time after damaging his ankle ligaments, with 23-year-old Nat Phillips coming on in his place.
The injuries once again raise the question of Liverpool signing defensive reinforcements before Monday’s transfer deadline, but Klopp only wants the right players in his squad.
“You can imagine that we think about everything,” said Klopp. “Of course, we thought the whole time, we think the whole time, it’s about doing the right thing it’s not, I’m not picky or whatever, but we need to find the right player.
“We have players, still not a lot to be honest in the defensive line, it’s incredible what’s happening there. It’s really incredible.”