Peter Crouch says Liverpool MUST buy a center-back in January as they “can’t rely on young boys and a midfielder” to win the Premier League defense
- Liverpool are Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez with no long-term absences
- Jürgen Klopp also confirmed that Joel Matip will also miss the next three weeks
- Rhys Williams and Nat Phillips came on as substitutes for the Reds
- Peter Crouch and Steve McManaman have both called for a defensive signing
Peter Crouch has asked Liverpool to sign a center-back next month as they cannot rely on their current younger options.
The Reds are without first choice Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez after both sustaining serious knee injuries at the beginning of the season, while boss Jürgen Klopp has also confirmed that Joel Matip will be out for the next three weeks with an adductor injury.
SportsmailOn Tuesday, the club stated that as things stand today, the club does not intend to borrow anyone for cover as it firmly believes that Rhys Williams, 19, and Nat Phillips, 23, have the quality to take on more responsibility.
Peter Crouch has urged former Liverpool club to sign a center-back next month
The Reds are Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez without a pair of first choice and without a long-term absence
Speaking to Amazon Prime after the Anfield side’s goalless draw in Newcastle in the final game of 2020, Crouch insisted the Reds couldn’t rely on the youths and also advocated a move for a midfielder.
“I think reaching halfway in January is crucial,” said Crouch.
“I think they looked at it, I think they identified people, behind the scenes they will work on it.
“You can’t rely on the young boys and a midfielder in the middle.”
Jürgen Klopp has also confirmed that Joel Matip will be absent for the next three weeks due to an injury