Liverpool will not be signing Southampton centre-back Jose Fonte, James Pearce of the Echo has confirmed…
The veteran Portuguese is not being selected by Claude Puel because he handed in a transfer request, but he won’t be arriving at Anfield this January…
Liverpool have no interest in Jose Fonte. He's not a target and they won't be signing a centre-back this month #LFC
— James Pearce (@JamesPearceEcho) January 15, 2017
Liverpool are likely to offload Mamadou Sakho this winter, but with Dejan Lovren, Ragnar Klavan and Joel Matip competing for two spots in central defence, Jurgen Klopp is happy with his options.
Our backline has been mightily inconsistent this season, but the manager has stated he’s happy with the players at his disposal on multiple occasions.
Perhaps we’ll go for a new defender in the summer, but by next term, Joe Gomez may be considered a starting option.
The teenager is brilliantly talented, and we’d like to see him get a chance – preferably alongside Joel Matip – who’s our best centre-back.