​Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has insisted that the club will not pursue any defenders in the January transfer window despite his injury problems at the back. 


The Reds have already lost Fabinho and Joel Matip to injury, but there were further concerns as Dejan Lovren pulled up during the win over Bournemouth on Saturday and was forced to come off. 

Jurgen Klopp,Dejan Lovren

Matip has been out of action since 20 October with a knee injury and ​is expected to require another two weeks to recover fully. As for Fabinho, he ​has been ruled out until the new year with ankle ligament damage. 


And following the recent injury to Lovren, there were doubts over whether he would feature for the crunch clash with RB Salzburg on Tuesday. However, despite the growing injury list, Klopp has revealed that the club has no intention of investing in a defender in the January window. 


Speaking ahead of ​Liverpool's Champions League tussle, he said, as quoted by ​the Mirror: "How can you be short of centre halves when you have four centre halves plus Fabinho?"

Jurgen Klopp

"Only Fabinho is injured, Matip is injured and Dejan Lovren had a problem, yes. We will not sign a centre-half because of injuries - that is the world outside who thinks we are short and we have to do it - but afterwards we would have six centre halves and that wouldn’t make a lot of sense.


"And you need quality. You can’t have just somebody [for the sake of it] - I am somebody, I am tall, not quick, but I look like a centre half at least."


The 52-year-old went on to provide a fitness update regarding Lovren, claiming that the recent injury was only a minor issue. He continued: "Yes I am absolutely concerned [about injuries], but ​Lovren is not injured. It was a little bit of cramp, and the right moment to take him off, but it is cool, everybody is fine."

The centre-back took part in training on Monday afternoon ahead of the midweek game, with ​Liverpool's website confirming this. 


He has also been included in the 19-man travelling squad and could be in line to start the crucial match, with the Anfield side needing a point in Salzburg to book their place in the last 16.