Liverpool must sign a defender in January, insists Jamie Carragher
Posted by  badge Boss on Jan 03
Jurgen Klopp may need to strengthen in January (Picture: Getty Images)

Liverpool have to sign a defender in the January transfer window, says club legend , with the Reds looking to maintain their Premier League title challenge.

’s team are three points clear at the top of the table after their 4-2 win over Newcastle on .

Liverpool are boasting the best defence in the division after 20 matches, conceding just 18 goals, but Carragher feels they must strengthen now the transfer window is open.

Klopp is short at left-back at the moment, with both and Kostas Tsimikas out injured, while Joel Matip is set to miss the rest of the season, leaving the Reds vulnerable at the back.

‘You can’t help but look at this Liverpool team and compare it to the team that won the league. It’s not as good as that team, that was unbelievable team but you then look at the facts,’ Carragher said on Sky Sports.

‘This is a team who from the end of last season to right now, have lost one game in 30. That is unbelievable for any team.

‘Maybe I need to start giving this team more credit and respect, but I still feel have got the edge and are still favourites for the title right now.

‘I think on the back of the two injuries to the left-backs and Joel Matip being out for the season, I think the position they find themselves in is it is an opportunity they can’t waste, and I do feel Liverpool have to bring a defender to the club in January.’

Andy Robertson has been out of action since October (Picture: Getty Images)

Joe Gomez filled it at left-back against Newcastle, with neither Robertson nor Tsimikas close to a return to fitness, suffering with a dislocated shoulder and broken collarbone respectively.

Speaking last week about Robertson’s injury, Klopp said: ‘Robbo still needs more range in his shoulder. Obviously it was a big surgery.

‘[He is] still not even close to team training or whatever. Can do a lot, everything without using the arm properly, which is obviously good but on the other side shows us we still have a long way to go. For sure, I think, the full January he has to get closer and closer.’

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