Jurgen Klopp open to splashing cash in January to solve Liverpool injury crisis

Jurgen Klopp may splash the cash to solve his defensive crisis in January.

The Liverpool boss didn't rule out dipping into the transfer market after losing Joe Gomez last week for possibly the rest of the season because of a serious knee injury.

Klopp is also without Virgil van Dijk for six months after he suffered ACL damage in last month's Merseyside derby.

He said: “We will see. I don't know what we can do in January. I have no idea.

“That we look for solutions and the transfer market – that is clear. But in the moment we have the situation we have.

“If we can do something in January I have no idea. If we want to do something in January I have no idea. We'll just have to see.”

Klopp will have to rely on young defenders Rhys Williams and Nathan Phillips with midfielder Fabinho also to be used as a centre back again as he nears a return to fitness.

One of the three will partner Joel Matip, who is the only senior recognised defender.

But Klopp has confidence in his young guns to show they can fill in and impress.

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The former Borussia Dortmund boss said: “Everybody has a chance.

“For the moment we are fine. We use the boys we have and I am really happy.

“You should see them in training. They can smell the chance and they step up.

“They want to show they are ready and we will see. I'm really confident it will work out with the boys and then hopefully we can convince the rest of the world as well.”

Mohamed Salah will miss tomorrow's clash at Leicester despite flying back to the UK yesterday.

The Egyptian ace will not be tested as part of the Premier League protocol on Covid-19 until tomorrow.

He cannot resume training until he supplies a negative to a Premier League test so won't be able to train before the clash at Anfield.

Klopp defended Salah's conduct for attending his brother's wedding in Cairo last week before he tested positive for coronavirus.

He added: “What I can say about my players is they are incredibly disciplined.

“All players are incredibly disciplined; there were some cases of course, but they really know about the situation.

“Sometimes it doesn’t work out like this and something happens and now we are in the situation we are in.

"All the rest is between Mo and me – we have done that already. We are fine.”

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