Jurgen Klopp reveals he wants to sign a centre-back in January – but he’s not allowed to

Liverpool’s options at centre-back are extremely limited.

The Reds lost Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez to long-term injuries at the back end of last year.

That left Joel Matip as Liverpool’s only first-team centre-back, but even he has suffered from numerous injuries in the past few months.

Despite Fabinho filling in well at the position, it’s obvious that Liverpool need to strengthen at centre-back if they are to win any silverware this season.

And Jurgen Klopp recognises that fact.

He has revealed that he wants to sign a centre-back this January but his request has been denied.

“I am not a five-year-old kid any more and if I don’t get what I want I start crying,” he said, per the Mirror.


“Most of the time in my life I didn’t get what I wanted, so pretty much used to that. We talk about a centre-half, and yes, it would help 100 percent.

“We discuss the situation pretty much on a daily basis, and I make recommendations.

“But I cannot spend the money. I don’t make these decisions. There are people who are responsible for the whole thing, and I cannot make their decisions.”