Jurgen Klopp and Michael Edwards must produce more Liverpool transfer magic after Joel Matip injury
Joel Matip’s injury means that it’s time for Liverpool to act in the transfer market.
It’s a shame. Both Matip and Joe Gomez – who is out for the rest of the season along with Virgil van Dijk – have been riddled with injuries during their time at the club.
It harms us. You have to look at the situation long term now, it’s happened too many times.
You feel sorry for the players in question, big time, but I think it’s time that we had an insurance policy.
We can’t depend on young understudies all the time when we’re going for the Premier League.
The manager has got to pull a rabbit out of a hat.
He’s got to get the backing from the owners – we’ve got to get a centre-half, an experienced one.
We’ve only got Fabinho now who can play there – and he’s a midfield player – and two young kids.
As well as the kids have done and Fabinho has been magnificent, we won’t win the Premier League if we’re depending on the youngsters, we’ll get caught out too many times.
The sooner the better for me. The first, second or third of January, we have to get a centre-half.
We’ve also got the return of Champions League football in a few weeks and Matip could still be out.
We sold Dejan Lovren and never brought a replacement in but you can’t just bring someone in for the sake of it.
You have to find someone who fits the bill across the board and can play the Liverpool way and the Jurgen Klopp way. There’s got to be someone out there.
Teams might hold you to ransom and it’s not a great market in January but Michael Edwards and his recruitment team have been fantastic over the years and they’ve got to come up with another piece of magic now.