Liverpool's defensive injury crisis worsened on Monday evening however Jurgen Klopp still has no intention to dig into the transfer market this month.
Just 5 minutes of the Reds’ 2-1 defeat to Wolves at Molineux had elapsed when Dejan Lovren was forced to go away from the game as a because of a hamstring injury.
In hobbling off in Wolverhampton, the Croatian joined Joe Gomez and Joel Matip on the sidelines, leaving Virgil van Dijk as Klopp’s only fit senior centre-back as things stand.
When asked after the game whether that might prompt a transfer rethink, Klopp told talkSPORT: “The solely country that asks a question like this is England.
Everything is sorted with buying players. we've got four centre-halves. Three, maybe, two-and-a-half are injured so we’ll have to try and come through in the moment.
We need them back but you can't buy a fifth centre-half and say, ‘So you play two weeks and after that the others come in’”.
Managers don’t continuously tell the truth when speaking to the media, of course, but in this case fans can accept Klopp’s comments on face worth.
For starters, Matip is nearing the end of an absence enforced by the broken collarbone he sustained against Napoli in mid-December.