Liverpool centre-back Dejan Lovren left the pitch after just five minutes of his side’s 2-1 FA Cup defeat against Wolverhampton Wanderers at Molineux on Monday night, and it surely heightened the club’s need to sign a new defender like Chelsea’s Gary Cahill this month.
Well, the Reds are already missing Joe Gomez and Joel Matip through injury and as well as Lovren picking up a knock in the Midlands, Jurgen Klopp has also hinted that Virgil van Dijk is suffering from an issue as well.
The news comes on the back of the Merseyside outfit losing their first top-flight match of the season and following it up with a second successive reverse against Wolves, and Klopp will know that he cannot afford to take any risks when it comes to his squad as they look to win their first ever Premier League title.
While Fabinho can cover at centre-back and 16-year-old Ki-Jana Hoever impressed after replacing Lovren on Monday, the German manager should move to bring a new centre-back to the club.
It’s simple really.
While the 33-year-old is approaching the twilight years of his career, he still has undoubted quality and the experience of winning two Premier League titles with Chelsea, and he will be desperate to not only prove that he can still be a key man at this level, but also to add another big trophy to his cabinet.
The England international looks set to leave the club he currently skippers on a free this month as a thanks for his services to them six months ahead of his contract expiring, and he could be the player Liverpool need next to Van Dijk during the run-in to ensure they get over the line as Manchester City begin to breathe down their necks.
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